National Implementation of the Medicare fee-For-Service CAHPS Survey Data Collection and Data File Preparation

Long-Term Care Survey: Process, Operational Support, and Analysis

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and tested a new long-term care survey process for nationwide use that will replace the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS), previously used by 27 states and the District of Columbia for nursing home inspections. This project provides support to CMS in the implementation of the[...]

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CMS End-Stage Renal Disease Services Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the End-State Renal Disease (ESRD) Services Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 2011 and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in 2012 to improve the quality and efficiency of treatment for ESRD, a condition of permanent kidney failure. The most common treatment for ESRD is dialysis. In January[...]

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Evaluation of the Diffusion and Impact of the Chronic Care Management Fees

Project Overview In 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new billing code to allow eligible professionals to be reimbursed for chronic care management (CCM) activities. The fee was designed to support primary care through financial investment in care management services. Under the program, eligible professionals can bill CMS and participating[...]

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Evaluation of the Accountable Care Organization Investment Model

Project Overview This project evaluated the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model (AIM). It assessed whether infrastructure funding provided to AIM ACOs resulted in increased ACO participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), sustained ACO participation in those programs that were previously MSSPs, and increased willingness by ACOs to accept greater financial risk. The[...]

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Evaluation of the Coverage to Care Initiative

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched its From Coverage to Care Initiative (C2C) in 2014 to help the newly insured understand what it means to have health insurance, how to find a provider, and when and where to seek health services. The initiative also aimed to educate consumers on the importance[...]

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Consumer Research on Personal Responsibility and Its Relationship to Choice of Coverage and Willingness to Navigate the Health Care System

Project Overview The study investigated personal responsibility and health insurance choice, coverage, and payment to develop strategies for encouraging increased personal responsibility among Medicare beneficiaries. The study explored the relationship between personal responsibility and beneficiary willingness to navigate the healthcare system as guided by t wo research questions: (1) Who do beneficiaries believe is responsible[...]

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Evaluating a Pilot Mobile Health Program

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) supported a pilot of the mobile health (mHealth) program Text4baby. This pilot assessed the effect of Text4baby on enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and on health knowledge, health behaviors, and healthcare engagement among those eligible for CHIP. Despite the interest[...]

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