McLean, Virginia–Potomac Health Associates, Inc. (PHA) announced that it’s client, Restore Health Group (Restore), of Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Assisted Living Services to veterans who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Restore is a leading provider of programs and supports for adults and children with acquired brain injuries in the southeast. Restore provides several highly specialized programs designed for adults who have experienced TBI. This is the second client of PHA to have been awarded one of these highly specialized contracts from the VA.
Authorized by Public Law 110-181, Section 1705 directed the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program in collaboration with the Department of Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) to assess the effectiveness of providing assisted living services to eligible Veterans with TBI to enhance their rehabilitation, quality of life, and community integration.
PHA provided a broad range of technical support services including advising Restore about key clauses and requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and VA Acquisition Regulations (VAAR). In addition, PHA advised Restore about the implications of VA’s decision to employ a low price technically acceptable evaluation strategy in the face of a national Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract.
Under this contract, Restore will provide rehabilitation services to promote retention and/or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living (ADL) and the social, behavioral and adaptive skills necessary to enable the veteran to reside in a non-institutional setting.The objectives of the AL-TBI pilot are to:
- Demonstrate the feasibility of using assisted living as a placement option within the continuum of VA services for enrolled Veterans with moderate to severe TBI;
- Match Veteran needs with capacity and services of the contractor’s facility to assure quality care for enrolled Veterans with moderate to severe TBI; and
- Maintain and implement a VA approved Quality Assurance Plan (QAP), including support to inspection of the Contractor’s facilities, and VA’s collection of standardized information on Veterans, facilities, and the placements.
About Restore Health Group
Restore Health Group, headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, is a post acute healthcare organization dedicated exclusively to serving adults with acquired brain injury. The group offers intensive inpatient neuro-rehabilitation, transitional community re-entry and long-term supported living services. Restore Neurobehavioral Center is the only neurobehavioral program in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. The organization has community living sites in both Roswell and Lilburn, Georgia and in Ragland, Alabama. Restore has close to 20 years of operating history with an exclusive focus on neurobehavioral intervention and has successfully treated more than 600 individuals with TBI. Restore is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
About Potomac Health Associates, Inc.
PHA is a professional services firm that specializes in federal health care contracting and business development for commercial clients. Since its inception, the firm has helped its clients win in excess of $400 million in competitive awards from the VA alone, and an estimated $3.75 billion in competitive and non-competitive federal contract awards from federal agencies.