EastPoint Prosthetics & Orthotics, Ontario, Ohio, has been awarded a $15 million federal contract from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for medical and surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies.
“This contract agreement allows us to be able to serve a population who often get overlooked,” Jackie Bailey, CP, told the Mansfield News Journal.
EastPoint O&P, which has been in Ontario for six years and has six employees, treats veterans with amputations who have difficulty leaving their homes or nursing homes, and covers nearly all of Ohio. The company’s mobile units travel statewide providing services to patients who may have trouble getting to its office, Bailey said.
The VA office in Independence, Ohio, awarded the contract earlier this month but EastPoint will not receive the money up front, she said.
“They’re basically saying, ‘We’re going to use this amount of money to pay you guys as you see our patients,’” Bailey told the newspaper. “We’re not VA but we’re contracted with them so we can see their patients.”