MedPAC IQ Contract
(Task Order for Completing One, Two, and Three Type Projects on Topics Relating to Medicare)

Contract #: RFP03-06MedPAC
Client: Medicare Payment Advisory Comission

The purpose of this indefinite quantity (IQ) contract is to provide the Medicare Payment Advisory Comission (MedPAC) with a fast and flexible mechanism for undertaking defined projects on a potentially wide range of topics relating to health care financing and Medicare. Acumen's work under this contracting vehicle assists MedPAC in advising the Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program, particularly Part D.

Acumen supports multiple projects under this contract. Project objectives include the construction of price indices to measure changes in prices for prescription drugs covered under Medicare Part D and the construction of quantity indices to measure changes in utilization, as well as examination of beneficiary access to pharmacies in very rural areas.