As we now move onto the third year of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) consolidated takeover of US Military Health Services, which was mandated by congress in 2017 and led to DHA becoming the centralized authority; we have seen major changes. With almost all small business work moving to the DHA MQS Contract, of which GiaCare is Managing Member of the GiaMed Alliance JV, LLC, we have learned the importance of teaming opportunities.
We foresee more uncertainty in the near future, however, with 18,000 medical billets being planned to be cut per President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget, medical contractors could find themselves very busy. No indication has been provided regarding the percent of these positions that will be contracted, but a large percentage easily could.
Per Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, who directs combat support for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), “In a particular location, we will be looking at, ‘Can the network support that care?'” he later said. “If we’re sustaining significant cuts in military people, do we need to hire civilians or contractors to cover that care? We’ll evaluate what’s the best method for us.”
A report from the Pentagon on the status of the consolidation of the military medical systems under DHA is due to lawmakers this summer. With the drastic changes, it is anyone’s best guess what may happen next. Nonetheless, GiaCare is excited to be a part of such an exciting, important and rewarding industry, which provides medical services to our US Military’s members and families.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions, want to extend the dialogue or have aspirations on teaming in the future. Daniel Hammer, Business Development, can be reached at Dhammer@giacare.com or 954-271-4665.
If you, or someone you know, are looking for any medical healthcare position please refer them to visit our open positions and/or reach out to Marilou Lopez at email@example.com or 954-651-9022 x224 in recruitment.