The Health Policy and Practice program area at Arbor Research provides technical and scientific expertise to improve the delivery of health care and payment policies. Our careful, impartial analysis helps inform decisions that guide policy development and implementation. Funding sources include both grants and contracts from sources such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In particular, CMS has awarded two contracting vehicles to Arbor Research: Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design, and Analysis (RMADA) and Measure & Instrument Development and Support (MIDS). This places us among a select group of organizations eligible to bid on CMS projects in rapidly growing areas of research that have potentially important implications for public policy and the quality and efficiency of health care in the United States.