MIDS Base ID/IQ Contract
(Measure & Instrument Development and Support)

Contract #: HHSM-500-2008-00019I
Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
           U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


This five year ID/IQ contracting vehicle provides the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with the services to support the quality measure development and maintenance life-cycle associated with the MIDS. Acumen performs fundamental activities including the development, revision and/or maintenance of assessment data items and quality measures. The data items produced under MIDS contracts may be deployed in multiple assessment instruments as "module" updates. These assessment instruments include, but are not limited to: the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and could also include the Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE).