LA CROSSE, WI – April 12, 2012 – The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Command, recently awarded LHI the contract to serve the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM) Medical Specialty Consultations Program. The five-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) contract is effective May 1 and holds a $90 million contract ceiling.
With this award, LHI will now perform specialty consultations through its provider network for the accession of applicants into the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to consultations, LHI will coordinate the delivery of medical testing and laboratory services for these applicants, as required by the 65 Medical Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) throughout the country.
“LHI is passionate about meeting the health care requirements of those who serve our country and providing medical services to the U.S. military throughout their careers. With the recent award of the USMEPCOM contract, we are eager to reaffirm that commitment by ensuring the health of the brave men and women who chose to enlist,” said Don Weber, Founder and CEO of LHI.
The services LHI will provide under the USMEPCOM contract will support physical examinations provided to applicants processing for entry into the active and Reserve components of the U.S. military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
In addition to its new responsibilities with USMEPCOM, LHI supports pre-enlistment physicals for military applicants through the Home Town Physicals (HTP) program. Through the Reserve Health Readiness Program (RHRP), LHI performs exams to ensure Service members are medically ready for deployment and assess their health upon return through the Post Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) program. Through the Veterans Affairs Disability Examinations Management (VA DEM) program, the company provides disability evaluations so that Veterans may receive their benefits more swiftly.