HEALTH CARE

CMS makes awards on $1.6B care evaluation support contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has made 31 awards on a potential 10-year, $1.6 billion contract to help develop measures for CMS to evaluate the quality of health care across the U.S.

This is the second iteration of CMS’ “Measure & Instrument Development and Support” contract that seeks industry help to create and maintain evidence-based clinical quality measures. CMS announced the MIDS recompete winners Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice.

MIDS 2 awardees will compete for task orders to develop evaluation measures related to care quality, care coordination, community health, safety, the overall care experience for patients and care givers, care outcomes, efficiency and cost reduction.

CMS established the MIDS effort to align with the agency’s Measures Management System blueprint for a structured process to develop and maintain reporting mechanisms.

Winners for MIDS 2 include both for- and non-profit entities. They are:

  • A Square Group
  • Abt Associates (incumbent)
  • Acumen (incumbent)
  • Arbor Research Collaborative for Health (incumbent)
  • Arch Systems
  • Battelle Memorial Institute (incumbent)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • C&T Solutions
  • Customer Value Partners Inc.
  • Econometrica (incumbent)
  • ESAC
  • Fei.com
  • General Dynamics (incumbent)
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • IMPAQ International (incumbent)
  • Island Peer Review Organization
  • Lantana Consulting Group (incumbent)
  • The Lewin Group
  • Logistics Management Institute
  • Mathematica Policy Research (incumbent)
  • National Opinion Research Center
  • Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (incumbent)
  • Rainmakers Strategic Solutions
  • Rand Corp. (incumbent)
  • Reli Group
  • Research Triangle Institute (incumbent)
  • Softdev
  • Telligen
  • Truven Health Analytics (incumbent)
  • University of Michigan (incumbent)
  • Yale New Haven Health (incumbent)

MIDS 1 was awarded in 2013. Deltek data indicates the incumbents not chosen for MIDS 2 were American Institutes for Research, Florida Medical Quality Assurance and Quality Insights of Pennsylvania.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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