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Navigating Value-Based Care: Tips From the Field


For more than a decade, federal legislation and programs at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have aimed to transform health care delivery and payment from a volume- to a value-based system. With varied names—value-based purchasing, value-based payment, pay-for-performance, pay-for-quality—all of these initiatives emphasize inc...

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Virtually POSSIBLE: Tips for Remote Research


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, qualitative research projects have shifted from in-person to virtual settings to reduce risk and protect participants. At L&M Policy Research (L&M), our team has conducted 100 percent of our qualitative research remotely, with over 270 participants, since March 2020.  We have learned some valuable ...

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Reflecting on the Current and Future State of Pediatric Quality Measurement and Improvement

A panel of experts shared their insights on the shifting dynamics in pediatric care and research and discussed how performance measurement and improvement in pediatric care can be further advanced to improve overall outcomes. Read the discussion, written in part by L&M's Margaret Edder Johnson, M.B.A., posted on

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How ACOs In Rural And Underserved Areas Responded To Medicare’s ACO Investment Model

Implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has been occurring unevenly across the nation, with rural areas lagging behind their more urban counterparts in ACO establishment. To help establish ACOs in more areas of the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the ACO Investment Model (AIM) to provide ...

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HRSA awards L&M an IDIQ contract to assist the agency with a variety of evaluation-related activities

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded L&M an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the development and implementation of evaluation studies and contextual/policy analyses of HRSA-supported activities. The contract will run from September 2019 through September 2024, to include a base p...

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