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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.

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CMS Small Business Research and Demonstration (SBRAD) IDIQ Contract

Period of Performance: May 12, 2011 to May 11, 2020

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.

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CMS Consumer Research and Communications (CRC) IDIQ Contract

Period of Performance: September 15, 2017 to September 14, 2022.

L&M currently holds an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract 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 contract:

  • “Consumer Research to Support Marketplace Tools, Outreach, and Education Programs.” The contract includes consumer and usability testing of wireframes, Web tool prototypes, and live website for the Health Insurance Marketplace (www.HealthCare.gov); testing of outreach and educational materials; formative research with potential users of HealthCare.gov; survey analyses; and message, terminology, concept, and creative testing to inform the development of outreach and education strategies. The results of the research will inform a comprehensive synthesis and recommendations report to assist CMS in developing the tools on the Marketplace.

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Sub-Contractual Arrangements

Current and Recent Projects:

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

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Evaluation of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model (AIM)

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Prime Contractor: Abt Associates

Evaluation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Supportive Services Demonstration

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Prime Contractor: Abt Associates

External Quality Review Organization

  • Client: District of Columbia, Department of Health Care Finance
  • Prime Contractor: Qlarant Quality Solutions

Health Equity Innovation Incubator

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (OMH)
  • Prime Contractor: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Implementation of the HEDIS Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS)

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Prime Contractor: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Measure & Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) IDIQ

  • Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Other Highlights:

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

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

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

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