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Medical Coding Services BPA (VA-19-00036899)

Virginia, United States
Government : Federal
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THIS IS A SSN ONLY to identify sources that can provide the required services to meet the needs as identified herein. Please see FAR 5.201(c), FAR 19.501(c), and FAR subpart 7.3 for general information. Interested sources shall indicate that they are capable of providing the required services and must provide:

(1) Full name and address of the firm;
(2) DUNs number;
(3) Size status (i.e., large business, small business, 8(a), HUBZone, service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB));
(4) Self-verification of firm status, e.g., SB or SDVOSB, et cet.; and,
(5) Gross dollars in Federal Contracts for FY2017 and 2018 regardless if cash accounting or accrual accounting method of accounting is used.


The information provided in this SSN is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. This SSN is issued solely for information and planning purposes it does not constitute a Request for Quote ( RFQ ) or a promise to issue an RFQ in the future. The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this SSN; all costs associated with responding to this SSN will be solely at the interested party s expense. If a solicitation is released, a decision will be made to issue the same competitively or sole sourced and whether or not there will be any set-asides.

All responses are due no later than June 3, 2019, (Monday) by 5 PM EST. Vendors shall send their submissions to:

Mark Blevins at Mark.Blevins2@VA.Gov
Mark Blevins
Contracting Officer, Procurement Division 7-C
Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC)
Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
10300 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Description: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for Medical Coding is 541219 Other Accounting Services . It falls under Subsector 541 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. The applicable size standard is $20,500,000 in US Dollars.

Background Information: During FY2015 the SAC awarded six (6) BPAs with 60-month ordering periods in accordance with ( IAW ) FAR Sub-Part 8.4 to six separate contractors who were small businesses and possessed FSS GSA contracts. These BPAs expire during the month of December 2019. The SAC anticipates issuing a solicitation and awarding replacement BPAs prior to the expiration of the six noted BPAs. Based upon historic data it is evident that portions of the actual coding are being sub-contracted to large businesses. The VA is sensitive to the Rule of Two analysis in accordance with Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. vs. United States, 579 U.S. B (2016) and 38 U.S.C. B'8127. However, issuing BPAs to small businesses or SDVOSBs in which those firms simply sub-contract a large portion of that work defeats in large measure the policies and goals behind set-asides. Limitations on sub-contracting is governed by FAR 52.219-14 (DEV. 2019-o0003) 12/3/2018. Further, the applicable NAICS Code size standard may necessarily preclude small businesses from these BPAs. Moreover, VA seeks value for the tax dollars it spends and having a pass-through or straw-man small business creates additional costs.

Medical Coding is a very common commercial service. The scope of VA s anticipatory BPAs is to assign the current HIPAA standard code sets as appropriate, e.g. International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition Clinical Modification and Procedural Coding System; Common Procedural Terminology; and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System Level II codes based on health record documentation of outpatient, surgical, inpatient care, and inpatient professional services provided at or under the auspices of a Veterans Health Administration facility, to include all Community Based Outpatient Clinics, when applicable, and to conduct coding audits of billable and non-billable inpatient and outpatient episodes of care as requested by a Veterans Health Administration facility.

Questions: Questions regarding this SSN shall only be submitted in writing by e-mail to Mark.Blevins2@VA.Gov. Telephone calls will NOT be accepted. Questions may not be responded to in the discretion of the Contracting Officer.

Mark Blevins

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