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To facilitate contracting with federal government clients, L&M has been awarded CMS SBRAD, CMS CRC, and AHRQ PEATOC IDIQ contracts.

AHRQ Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis (PEATOC) IDIQ Contract

Period of Performance: April 1, 2014 to March 29, 2019

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) awarded L&M an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to perform a range of research tasks supporting the agency’s planning and evaluation work. Task order work issued under this contract may include:

  • Evaluation design studies and program evaluations
  • Economic, cost-benefit, and other types of cost-related analyses
  • Legal and policy analyses
  • Actuarial analyses
  • Customer satisfaction surveys and other agency performance information collection efforts
  • Internal management and organizational studies

Under this contract, L&M has been awarded multiple evaluation projects.

View a list of current L&M projects

CMS Small Business Research and Demonstration (SBRAD) IDIQ Contract

Period of Performance: May 12, 2011 to May 11, 2016

L&M holds an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with CMS to perform research supporting or evaluating a range of CMS programs and activities. The task orders issued under this contract mechanism are expected to include:

  • Policy analysis and evaluation related to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Demonstration design, development, implementation, evaluation, and analysis
  • Measures analyses and development
  • Survey design and administration
  • Data collection and analyses

Under SBRAD, L&M has been awarded multiple large scare evaluation and policy research contracts.

View a list of current L&M projects

CMS Consumer Research and Communications (CRC) IDIQ Contract

Period of Performance: September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2016

L&M currently holds one of six indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct qualitative and quantitative research to support the implementation and assessment of CMS communication efforts.

L&M has been awarded the following CRC task order contracts:

  • "Research to Support Medicare Communication Campaigns." The contract, which includes seven qualitative and two survey research studies, assisted CMS in advancing existing communication efforts and developing new initiatives.
  • "Consumer Research Enhancing Web-based Tools on Health Insurance Exchange Portals." The contract includes an environmental scan, focus groups with potential users of the Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov), a survey of potential users, consumer testing of wireframes, and usability testing of Web tool prototypes. The results of the research will inform a comprehensive recommendations report to assist the states in developing the tools on the Marketplace.

View a list of current L&M projects

Sub-Contractual Arrangements

Advisory and Assistance Services in the Areas of Health Care Financing and Medicare IDIQ

  • Client: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
  • Prime Contractor: Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

CMS Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design, and Analysis (RMADA) IDIQ Contract

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy and Data Analysis

  • Client: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • Prime Contractor: Truven Health Analytics

External Quality Review Organization

  • Client: District of Columbia, Department of Health Care Finance
  • Prime Contractor: Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.

Measure & Instrument Development and Support IDIQ

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Prime Contractor: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Policy Implications and Evaluations (MACPIE) IDIQ

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Prime Contractor: Truven Health Analytics