Medical/Surgical, Prosthetic and Pharmaceutical Standardization Programs
VA is slashing costs by standardizing products and sources of supply while, simultaneously, balancing clinician considerations for obtaining quality products. Standardization provides veterans with high quality continuity of healthcare and gives VA concentrated buying power.
VA’s medical/surgical standardization efforts encompass a variety of areas such as but not limited to: medical and surgical supplies and equipment, dental supplies, laboratory, environmental, radiology, and prosthetic devices. Access the VA National Standardization List of Contracts. 05/01/2013 Questions about medical/surgical products should be directed to Ms. Willie Anthony, (708) 786-5178. Questions regarding prosthetic standardization should be directed to Tim Richards (708) 786-4959.
The Pharmaceutical National Standardization section is responsible for support of VA and OGA pharmaceutical standardization programs that strive for the best clinical outcomes at leveraged prices. The section works closely with Veteran Healthcare Administration’s (VHA) Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM), the VISN Pharmacy Executives (VPE), the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP), the DoD’s Pharmacoeconomic Center (PEC) and DLA-Troop Support to coordinate clinical appropriateness with contracting requirements. The section competitively negotiates for some of National Contract Service’s highest dollar volume contracts. Indefinite delivery, requirements-type contracts are the most commonly used contracting vehicles. Maria Ramirez is the main contact for any questions at (708) 786-4385.