Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

National Balancing Indicator Development

Steven Lutzky is a technical consultant to the National Balancing Indicator Contractor (NBIC) team that consists of IMPAQ and Abt Associates. They worked with CMS in developing state-level indicators for the quality and effectiveness of states' efforts. This included a more appropriate balance of community-based and institutional supports in their long term care systems. The effort resulted in a series of mandatory and voluntary indicators that states and the federal government will use to evaluate programs.