TN 24 (07-91)

DI 39542.215 Elements of Medical Provider Contracts -- DDS

A. List of services

The following medical services may be contracted:

  1. Consultative Examinations

  2. Radiological Examinations

  3. Laboratory Testing

  4. Diagnostic Procedures

  5. Psychological Testing

  6. Psychiatric Evaluation

NOTE: See DI 39542.005 for Federal requirements of all contractors involving DDS functions.

B. Policy- contract considerations

The Contract will:

  • Include provisions that define a sound and complete procurement contract.

  • Identify the parties covered in the contract as well as the claimant population to be examined.

  • Specify the scope of work to be performed.

  • Specify procedures and criteria for terminating the contract, including a requirement that the contractor promptly return all information gathered in the process of the contract.

  • Provide that the contractor maintains an appropriate record system for the services provided.

  • Provide that the contractor safeguards information provided by the DDS and the claimants.

  • Specify what functions may be subcontracted and the responsibilities of the subcontractor.


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DI 39542.215 - Elements of Medical Provider Contracts -- DDS - 04/02/2013
Batch run: 04/02/2013
Rev:04/02/2013