B-TAC

The Blog to Transform Advanced Care

Advancing Care through Innovation, Observation and Collaboration.

C-TAC Guest Edits Spring Issue of Generations

This week, the American Society on Aging released the spring 2017 issue of its journal, Generations, featuring guest editors Bill Novelli, Co-Chair of C-TAC’s Board of Directors, and Raca Banerjee, former Policy & Clinical Models Program Manager at C-TAC. The issue focuses on the current landscape around end-of-life care, how advocates are working to change the culture…

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C-TAC’s 2017 Webinar Series

C-TAC is announcing its 2017 webinar series focusing on C-TAC’s multidisciplinary work across the healthcare field. We invite you to hear from leaders in the advanced care field on new innovations in care delivery, implementation, community outreach and more.  Learn more about the different webinars and sigh up here.

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The Dual Nature of Hope at the End of Life

It is time for a new understanding of how clinicians discuss hope with patients with advanced illness. Traditionally, clinicians do whatever they can to support hope for recovery in their patients. However, many clinicians fear discussing poor prognoses honestly with their patients, families, and caregivers will destroy what we call focused hope, the tangible hope of…

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Former Senate Leaders Daschle and Frist to Co-Chair 2017 C-TAC Summit

Today, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) announced former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN) will co-chair the 2017 National Summit on Advanced Illness Care. The event is the largest gathering of healthcare leaders from around the country working to ensure people with advanced illness received comprehensive, high-quality, person-centered…

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Introducing the Blog to Transform Advanced Care

C-TAC is proud to unveil our new blog (to transform Advanced Care), or B-TAC, where you can find the latest developments in the advanced care world. We invite you to stay up to date with C-TAC’s progress on our key initiatives around improving patient-centered care, developing caregiver resources, increasing community engagement, and addressing the cost…

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C-TAC Develops Blueprint for Faith Community Engagement Around Advanced Illness

C-TAC Develops Blueprint for Faith Community Engagement Around Advanced Illness   Friday, March 17, 2017 – The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) released a blueprint for how faith leaders can develop stronger partnerships with community stakeholders and change how we deliver care for people with advanced illness. The blueprint outlines information for developing sustainable partnerships…

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C-TAC Offers Comments to 2018 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter

  March 3, 2017 Cynthia G. Tudor, Acting Director, Center for Medicare Jennifer Wuggazer Lazio, Director, Parts C & D Actuarial Group, Office of the Actuary Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20201 AdvanceNotice2018@cms.hhs.gov     Dear Drs. Tudor…

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