Arbor Research Collaborative for
Health, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, has been
awarded a four-year contract with the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Alignment of Quality and Public
Reporting Programs and Websites.
With this initiative, Arbor Research
expands its support of CMS in aligning and advancing existing quality
and public reporting programs to ultimately improve health care quality,
safety, and cost effectiveness in the United States. Our team will
support CMS efforts to improve and align the websites that publically
report information on the quality of hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, physicians and other practitioners, and home health agencies.
We will examine the gaps, best practices and consumer understanding of
the CMS Compare websites and highlight recommendations for strategic
improvement. The project communications and rollout plan will also
support future ratings of health plans on the Marketplace Quality
Exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.
Arbor Research will build upon its extensive knowledge of CMS public reporting programs, including the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP),
and established experience managing CMS projects of this magnitude.
NORC also brings extensive experience supporting CMS with quality
reporting efforts. The complementary skills on this team will result in
the highest level of expertise, vision, and commitment.
Arbor Research is one of 18
organizations throughout the U.S. eligible to bid on contracts under
CMS’s Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) contract
Since 1997, Arbor Research has led
major studies in epidemiology and public health, with the mission to
improve the practice of health care. Arbor Research provides expertise
in clinical practice, biostatistical analysis, epidemiology, management
and integration of large data sets, economics, and public policy. Arbor
Research is led by renowned experts who collaborate closely with
distinguished researchers across the United States and around the world,
with an experienced staff who work together to carry out high impact
clinical research studies. A not-for-profit organization located in Ann
Arbor, Michigan, Arbor Research is committed to improving patient lives