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L&M to develop and assess HH PPS reform options to ensure access to care and adequate payment for vulnerable populations

Due to concerns over decreased access to Medicare home health services for some populations, the Affordable Care Act mandates that CMS complete a study of the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS). The study aims to analyze payment reform options to minimize program vulnerabilities, improve system-wide reimbursement and payment accuracy, ...
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L&M to evaluate the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration for CMS

The Affordable Care Act mandates quality bonus payments (QBPs) to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans earning quality ratings of at least four out of five stars. To strengthen incentives for quality improvement, CMS is implementing a demonstration that extends bonus payments to three-star plans, accelerates the phase-in of QBPs, and eliminates the cap on...
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L&M to conduct nine consumer research studies to support CMS's communications campaigns

Under the firm's Consumer Research and Communications (CRC) umbrella contract, CMS awarded L&M a task order to assist the agency in advancing existing communication efforts and developing new initiatives. The 18-month contract includes seven qualitative and two survey research studies. The research focus, methods, and audiences for the projects...
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L&M to assist CMS with the development of the Health Insurance Exchange Web tools mandated under ACA

Under the firm’s Consumer Research and Communications (CRC) umbrella contract, L&M was awarded a task order to conduct qualitative consumer research to inform the development of Web tools for the health insurance exchanges (HIX) mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the 18-month period of performance, L&M, with our subcontractor...
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CMS releases initial findings from L&M evaluation of Innovation Center ACO initiatives

On Jan. 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released initial evaluation findings from its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiative. These findings come from the mixed-methods evaluation L&M Policy Research (L&M) is conducting on behalf o...
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