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Part Number: 873

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations

873.102 Definitions.

873.102 Definitions.

Commercial service means a service that is offered and sold competitively in the commercial marketplace, is performed under standard commercial terms and conditions, and is procured using firm-fixed price contracts. (38 U.S.C. 8153)

Health-care providers include health-care plans and insurers and any organizations, institutions, or other entities or individuals who furnish health-care resources. (38 U.S.C. 8153)

Health-care resource includes hospital care and medical services (as those terms are defined in 38 U.S.C. 1701 and services under 38 U.S.C. 1782 and 1783) any other health-care service, and any health-care support or administrative resource. (38 U.S.C. 8153))