From multi-year task orders with a team of subcontractors to smaller-scale individual research efforts, L&M has led dozens of research projects from government agencies, as well as private clients. See below for a selection of our projects.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), June 2019 through May 2027

Project Description

L&M, with partners Tantus Technologies and Mathematica, provides support services and technical assistance to CMS by triaging, reviewing, and summarizing public comments received in response to Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) and other public comment cycles. L&M has supported various public comment periods, including the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, Interim Final Rules with Comment periods (IFCs), Part C/Part D regulations, the Advance Notice, and the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective System (OPPS)/Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule. During comment periods, L&M triages, reviews and summarizes up to tens of thousands of comments during each period (over 40,000 for the PFS; 17,000 for the Advance Notices and Part C/D regulations; and over 2,000 for the IFCs). Additional activities include managing CMS’ resource mailbox for processing, tracking, and responding to inquiries throughout the year, providing technical assistance in the review of the preamble and regulations text, and updating existing CMS publications and sub-regulatory guidance.