Eliminate all contracts for clinical personnel in DoD Medical Treatment Facilities for functions that are already provided in-house. If additional capability is needed, start sending people to networked providers and pay for that service via the TRICARE contracts. Current process to contract for clinical personnel is labor intensive for those who award the contracts, and those that monitor the contracts. Eliminating these specific contractors would free up contracting officers (a stressed career group) to perfrom other contracting actions. It would also free up the many man-hours required to monitor the contractors...something no one is staffed to do anyway.
Idea No. 10715