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C-TAC Congratulates Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden on Passage of CHRONIC

May 25, 2017   The Honorable Orrin Hatch Chairman Senate Finance Committee United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Ron Wyden Ranking Member Senate Finance Committee United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Johnny Isakson United States Senate 131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Mark Warner…

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How MACRA is Changing Advanced Illness Care

An important piece of legislation for advanced illness care went into effect this year. The Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) repealed the previous Sustainable Growth Rate, which was a problematic way payments to Medicare providers were to be adjusted annually. MACRA changed all that and began to tie…

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C-TAC Co-Hosts Bipartisan, Bicameral Event to Improve Advanced Illness Care

Today, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill highlighting the need for policy change to improve advanced illness and end-of-life care. The event was co-hosted by AARP, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Capital Caring, LeadingAge, the National Coalition on Health Care, the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, and The…

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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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C-TAC Applauds Introduction of Independence at Home Act

C-TAC Applauds Introduction of Independence at Home Act March 1, 2017 – The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is pleased to support today’s introduction by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and John Cornyn (R-TX) of the Independence at Home Act of 2017 (SB 464), a bipartisan bill that will ensure chronically…

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The Pew Charitable Trusts and Leading Health Groups Offer Policy Recommendations to Secretary of HHS

The Pew Charitable Trusts and Leading Health Groups Offer Policy Recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services C-TAC joined with the Pew Charitable Trusts and many other organizations in sending a series of evidence-based recommendations to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for those with serious illness to the Secretary of…

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C-TAC Submits Payment Model Proposal to HHS

C-TAC Submits Payment Model Proposal to HHS February 17, 2017 – The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) recently submitted an Alternative Payment Model (APM) proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) with the goal of improving person and family-centered outcomes through interventions…

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PACE Innovation Act Request for Information

February 8, 2017 Tim Engelhardt Director, Federal Coordinated Health Care Office Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ATTN: PACE Innovation Act Request for Information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Submitted via: MMCOcapsmodel@cms.hhs.gov   On behalf of Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care & Advanced Illness and…

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C-TAC Awarded a Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grant to Address Health Disparities in African American Faith Communities

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) Awarded a Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grant to Address Health Disparities in African American Faith Communities WASHINGTON, August 25, 2016 — The Cigna Foundation awarded the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) a $320,000 World of Difference grant to empower African American faith leaders and their communities to design and…

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C-TAC Response to 7/28/16 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Perspective on “Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients- An Urgent Priority”

C-TAC Response to 7/28/16 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Perspective on “Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients- An Urgent Priority” C-TAC applauds NEJM’s urgent call to action as it validates our mission and reinforces our efforts to help some of the most vulnerable within this population. The group of patients with high needs and costs is…

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