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), September 2019 through September 2023

Project Description

L&M, with partner NORC at the University of Chicago, supports CMS in their efforts to monitor and improve the performance of Medicare Advantage (Part C) and prescription drug (Part D) programs. L&M provides ongoing monitoring of access to Part D sponsors’ pharmacy networks by conducting quarterly geographic analyses of both standard and preferred cost sharing pharmacies (PCSPs) in plan networks; examining total costs for commonly-filled Part D prescription drugs, as well as inequities for such drugs based on convenient access standards, pharmacy desert distributions, beneficiary characteristics, beneficiary cost sharing patterns, and prescription fill patterns; and characterizing racial/ethnic, geographic and other inequities in enrollment into higher-quality Medicare Advantage plans. L&M’s data collection and analyses inform CMS’ policymaking and monitoring initiatives across emerging areas of concentration within the Part C and Part D programs.