Incomplete, inaccurate provider database remains a major problem, 11 months after new vendors took over TRICARE management.
DoD says the transition to new contractors, conducted while it was also restructuring its health plan’s benefits, proved more complicated than expected.
The Defense Department has cited lower health care costs as one of the benefits of the $58 billion in contract awards it issued in July to manage its TRICARE health care system. But in at least one of the two contracts, price wasn’t the driving factor.
TRICARE contract protests are now so inevitable that a company might want to file one even if they’re one of the winners.
DOD made awards in the next generation of contracts to run its TRICARE health plan: $41 billion to Humana and $18 billion to Health Net.
The Defense Department settled on two firms to manage the latest generation of its TRICARE health insurance system Thursday, picking Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military for contracts worth up to $18 billion and $41 billion, respectively, over nearly six years.
The Government Accountability Office has turned back a protest over a multibillion dollar contract to administer part of the military’s TRICARE health insurance system, the losing bidder said Monday. The Comptroller General’s decision was not publicly released as of Monday afternoon, but TriWest officials said they had been notified of the rejection.
TRICARE, the Defense Department’s managed healthcare organization, said Thursday that it will reevaluate a multibillion dollar award to administer health insurance services for military members in one of its three U.S. regions.