Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services to support Military Health System across the US and abroad

August 27, 2018

TULSA, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services is helping fulfill a significant medical support contract with the Defense Health Agency by providing medical operations services and solutions to DOD and VA facilities located across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico. CNHS is one of 27 companies selected to compete for task orders with a ceiling value of $969 million.

“We are pleased to be continuing and expanding our relationship with the DOD and their branches,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation diversified businesses. “Working to ensure our service men and women, as well as their families, receive quality health care is a true honor for our company.”

Through the five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, CNHS will compete for opportunities to manage or support patient appointing, medical records, medical coding/auditing, medical transcription and referral management operations within DHA, Air Force, Army, Navy and Department of Veterans Affairs treatment facilities.

“We take great pride in supporting the needs of our military health system,” said Sy Simmons, operations general manager for CNHS. “We appreciate DHA’s continued confidence in our capabilities and are looking forward to the opportunity to continue supporting them as they progress forward in their mission.”

The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy and Air Force to be medically ready in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA provides integrated, affordable and high quality medical services to Military Health System beneficiaries and is responsible for driving the integration of health care and business processes across all branches, including care in military clinics, hospitals, medical centers, satellite locations and patient-centered medical homes.

From cutting-edge analysis to virtual health program management, Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services is a leader in the design, implementation and growth of medical operations and technology to help federal customers find cost-effective ways to improve medical readiness and access to care. CNHS is headquartered in Tulsa and is a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses. For more information, please visit