Request for Information (RFI): Defense Health Agency (DHA) Medical Q-Coded Services (MQS)
Other Defense Agencies, Defense Health Agency | Published October 3, 2014 - Deadline November 3, 2014
Request for Information (RFI)
Agency: Defense Health Agency (DHA)Title: Medical Q-coded Services (MQS)Date: October 03, 2014 RFI Number: HT0014MQSRFI102014NAICS Code: 622110
The Defense Health Agency (DHA), a Combat Support Agency, supports the delivery of integrated, high-quality health services to beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS) and serves as program manager for acquisitions in support of the Military Services. The DHA and the Service Surgeons General operate military treatment facilities (MTFs) world-wide that make up the direct care delivery system. The complement of MTFs include clinics (stand alone, non-bedded facilities), community hospitals, and medical centers with teaching responsibilities, which are staffed by Department of Defense (DoD) military personnel, civilian employees and contract staff. The contract staffs are comprised of numerous medically-related occupations. These include health care providers in the following broad categories supporting inpatient and outpatient facilities:
• Allied Health Services• Ancillary Services• Behavioral Services• Dental Services• Medical Management Services, including case and utilization management• Medical Support Services, including transcription, medical records and coding services• Nursing Services, including advance practice nurses• Physician Services, including primary and specialty care physicians• Technician Services, to include technologists and assistants
Services coded as Q services for the purposes of this request for information do not include consulting, advising or subject matter experts. RFI Purpose
The DHA's Oversight and Performance Management Committee (OPMC) is issuing this RFI to gain a better understanding of the medical service market, which the Government codes as Q services. As part of a market research effort, OPMC is seeking information from vendors who provide (or intend to provide) contracted health care personnel in DoD MTFs in the United States and in overseas locations.
The Medical Q-Coded Service (MQS) Survey is a 59-question survey intended to capture capability and capacity of vendors in the market space as well as common business practices throughout the industry. The Survey uses branch logic; therefore, most respondents will not be asked to respond to all 59 questions. The goals of this market research survey are to:
• Understand staffing capability • Understand recruiting practices and capacity across multiple labor categories• Gain knowledge on common business practices• Obtain feedback from vendors on expected outcomes• Understand best commercial practices to improve efficiencies with strategically placed contracts or ordering instruments
This market research effort is part of an on-going acquisition process. The predominant method used by DHA and the military Services to acquire Q services in the past was through small business set-aside contracts. This RFI is designed to assist the OPMC to build an effective strategy to acquire services based on the capabilities of the vendors responding to the survey. For long-range planning purposes, the current milestone schedule for a future Q service DHA acquisition is as follows:
• Draft Request for Proposal: April - June 2016• Industry Day: April - June 2016• Request for Proposal: July - September 2016
This milestone schedule is subject to change. The survey information captured from this RFI will only be used for market research. Any resulting solicitation from this market research in the form of a request for proposal will cover the full spectrum of health care services operating within an MTF. Response Instructions:
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IAW FAR 15.201. It is for information only. This RFI shall not be construed as a formal solicitation or an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any product or services. It does not guarantee a solicitation will be issued. Submission of any information in response to this RFI is completely voluntary, and costs associated with any submission shall not be reimbursed by the Government.
If your company is interested in providing information about its capabilities and common business practices, please complete the Survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DHAMQS1
The Government will only review responses captured through this link. Completing this survey will allow DHA to collect the name, phone number, and e-mail address of a company representative that the Government may contact for additional information.
Information gained through this RFI will be used to further refine DHA requirements. Individual capability briefs will not be accepted. Interested parties are urged to monitor the official Government Point of Entry at www.fbo.gov for future announcements regarding DHA needs. It is the responsibility of interested parties to check this site regularly for any changes or updates. Vendors can subscribe to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Vendor Notification Service to receive emails notifying them of all notices for a particular solicitation number.
Responses to this RFI are due by 5:00 PM EDT on November 03, 2014. All feedback and information received may be used to determine the appropriate acquisition plan and strategy for possible future acquisitions. Please note that no solicitation has been developed at this time.Contact Information
Following are the POCs for this RFI:David E. Johnson, DHA Contracting Officer, firstname.lastname@example.orgCassandra Martin, DHA Small Business Office, email@example.com