Medline again awarded contract to provide medical supplies directly to U.S. veterans
Company has over 20-years of successful performance history with the VA
By Medline Newsroom Staff | June 15, 2022
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has again awarded Medline the contract, valued at $150M annually, to be the sole distributor of non-pharmaceutical medical supplies for the VA’s Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) program. In service of CMOP enrolled veterans, Medline will continue to deliver more than 4.5 million supplies directly to veterans’ homes, including incontinence, diabetes, wound care and enteral feeding supplies.
“CMOP is very pleased to continue our partnership with Medline for the fulfillment and delivery of medical supplies to our nation’s Veterans,” said Rick Purko, RPh, associate chief consultant PBM/CMOP. “CMOP views this partnership as a critical service to ensure that the Veterans we serve receive supplies in a timely and accurate manner, without having to leave their home.”
“For over 20 years, Medline has consistently and effectively delivered a broad range of medical supplies to VA facilities and patients,” said Medline Vice President, Government Chris Powers, a U.S. Navy veteran. “We are honored to support veteran patient care, and take seriously our role in ensuring the timely delivery of vital supplies.”
Through the CMOP program, supply prescriptions are sent to Medline, which in turn distributes the products directly to veteran homes from the company’s Tracy, California facility or newly opened 1.2 million square foot facility in Southaven, Mississippi. The strategic location of these facilities helps to minimize shipping costs for the VA and shipping time for veteran patients.
“Medline has consistently invested in new technology, as well as innovative processing, packaging and shipping capabilities, to ensure efficiencies, cost-effective deliveries and secure patient data,” said Powers. “And we’ll continue to reevaluate our products and processes, as needed, to ensure optimal patient care.”
In addition to the VA CMOP contract, Medline also has a separate, ongoing contract to provide medical and surgical supplies to VA hospitals and medical centers.
Barbara Schmidt, Medline CMOP market director, said Medline also is “focused on the standardization of contracted products, while helping to ensure that patients can access the same products in the hospital and at home. We understand the need for consistency in the continuum of care.”
To request more information on Medline’s government solutions, visit https://www.medline.com/about-us/who-we-serve/government.
Medline is a healthcare company; a manufacturer, distributor, and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Partnering with healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum of care, Medline provides the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With the scale of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-led business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and rapidly respond to a dynamically changing market with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 30,000+ employees worldwide and does business in more than 125 countries and territories. Learn more about Medline at www.medline.com
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