News : Leidos Awarded Contract By Defense Health Agency
RESTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2013 -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a health, national security, and engineering solutions company, was awarded a contract by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to provide consultative, analytical, decision making, managerial, and implementation support services for a Nurse Advice Line (NAL) that will support the Military Health System (MHS). The single-award contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options.
The NAL program is designed to advance the DHA's goals of improving the availability and quality of care for its beneficiaries while reducing the overall cost of care. NAL beneficiaries will receive around-the-clock access to nurse advice line services where customer calls will be triaged using patented nurse triage algorithms to determine the most appropriate and effective level of care.
"We are proud to have been selected to work with DHA to provide nurse advice line services to millions of military beneficiaries across the United States. Improving the availability, quality, and cost effectiveness of healthcare for our military service members and their families are national priorities, and we are honored to support these important goals," said Steve Comber, group president, Leidos Health.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world''s toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering. The Company''s 23,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation''s digital and physical infrastructure from ''new world'' threats. Leidos is headquartered in Reston, Va. and had approximately $6 billion in revenues for fiscal year 2013.
About Defense Health Agency:
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense that forms a key component of the U.S. Military Health System (MHS). It replaces the Tricare Management Activity as the U.S. military entity responsible for providing TRICARE, a health care program that provides civilian medical care to American service members and their dependents. TMA had provided TRICARE services since 1996.
Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013