TRICARE contracts can bring affirmative action requirements

February 2011
Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p13
A recent ruling by a Labor Department Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) means that providers with TRICARE contracts may be considered federal contractors. This obligates the provider to meet many requirements, including having an affirmative action program. Health care providers were considered exempt from the federal obligations in the past. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has significantly increased its enforcement efforts. The decision could affect about 500,000 health care providers.


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