SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition and Logistics National Acquisition Center awarded Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract V797D-30178 under schedule 621II Medical Laboratory Testing and Analysis contract. Recently, VA modified Millennium's FSS contract to add its pharmacogenetic test, Millennium PGTSM. Clinicians may now use the test to help individualize prescription medication decisions for veterans, in the areas of mental health and pain management. The Veterans Health Administration operates the nation's largest integrated health care system with more than 1,700 health-care facilities across the country and serves nine million enrolled veterans each year.
Millennium PGTSM is a non-invasive test that helps identify how a patient's genetic profile may impact their response to certain pain and mental health medications that treat depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorder and more. The information from the test may help provide clinicians with a faster and more effective path to optimal medication management, maximizing the benefits of these medications.
"This milestone is pivotal in helping to improve the way medications are prescribed to patients," said Jennifer Strickland, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Health. "Millennium PGTSM will help clinicians prescribe mental health and pain medications without the trial and error approach so that patients can feel better, faster. Through our VA/FSS contract, we are honored that our product may help Veterans across the country who have sacrificed their lives to protect ours."
The VA/FSS contract award will also allow clinicians in the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to have access to Millennium PGTSM. In fact, the FSS program may be used by all federal agencies of the executive branch, and agencies/organizations authorized by the General Service Administration via statue, laws or policy.
Note: The Federal Supply Services (FSS) contract makes Millennium Health's pharmacogenetic test available to be ordered by clinicians for veterans. It does not imply a Department of Veterans Affairs endorsement, and this press release is neither paid for nor sponsored, in whole or in part, by any element of the United States Government. FSS is a multiple award schedule program supporting the healthcare requirements of the federal Government and offers ordering activities choices in their healthcare decision.
About Millennium Health
Millennium Health is a leading health solutions company that delivers accurate, timely, clinically actionable information to inform the right treatment decisions for each patient. The company shares a unified belief that everyone has the right to safe and effective treatment and aims to deliver on that idea by providing clinicians and payers with effective tools and information to reach that goal. Millennium Health offers a comprehensive suite of services including Millennium PGTSM, Millennium UDTSM and Millennium OFTSM, which can be used to better tailor patient care. More information can be found at www.millenniumhealth.com.
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