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Battelle to Help CMS Improve Quality

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

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Battelle to build, test and implement a system to manage quality and efficiency measures

COLUMBUS, OH (Oct. 13, 2014)—In newly acquired work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Battelle experts recently secured a four-year, $16 million project to help solve a challenging problem. The contract calls for Battelle to help manage the portfolio of quality and efficiency measures used by CMS to compare performance of Medicare providers and to pay providers for the value of their services.

The contract is part of a larger ID/IQ order. Battelle’s Health & Analytics business unit will do a variety of work for this project—from gathering, organizing and transforming information into useful knowledge, providing technical assistance, ensuring efficient and effective processes and procedures, and building information technology tools and resources. 

As part of the Affordable Care Act and other legislation, there are several hundred performance metrics that are evaluated for hospitals, physicians, and other types of institutions and providers. Performance on some of these metrics impacts the amount of reimbursement these institutions and providers received from CMS.

“This win with CMS validates our approach to healthcare improvement,” said Sudip Parikh, Battelle’s Health & Analytics General Manager.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org. 

Media Contacts

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org, or T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org.

Media Contacts


Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208
Email: delaneyk@battelle.org 


T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544 
Email: masseytr@battelle.org