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C-TAC MACRA Comments

June 27, 2016 Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Attn: CMS-5517-P U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 445-G Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20201   Dear Administrator Slavitt, On behalf of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), we appreciate the opportunity to…

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C-TAC Applauds Introduction of the Removing Barriers to Person-Centered Care Act

C-TAC Applauds Introduction of the Removing Barriers to Person-Centered Care Act June 23, 2016 – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Removing Barriers to Person-Centered Care Act of 2016. This landmark legislation would create a pilot program for Medicare beneficiaries with advanced illness, allowing participating entities to waive certain Medicare requirements to better understand…

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Reps. Blumenauer and Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Advanced Illness Care for Millions of Americans

Reps. Blumenauer and Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Advanced Illness Care for Millions of Americans June 22, 2016 – Today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced the Personalize Your Care Act 2.0 – bipartisan legislation that will significantly improve care for millions of Americans facing serious illness. This important legislation creates…

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C-TAC Applauds Introduction of the Bipartisan Compassionate Care Act of 2016

C-TAC Applauds Introduction of the Bipartisan Compassionate Care Act of 2016 May 20, 2016 — Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Compassionate Care Act (S. 2961) — bipartisan legislation that is focused on educating the public and providers on advanced illness care and care planning. C-TAC applauds the introduction…

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C-TAC and Johns Hopkins Medicine Receive PCORI Award to Address Health Disparities Gap

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and Johns Hopkins Medicine Receive PCORI Award to Address Health Disparities Gap Esteemed PCORI award will build the foundation for a national network of faith community organizations to lead partnerships in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) to transform advanced illness care among African Americans WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 — The Patient-Centered…

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C-TAC and the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School Launch Collaborative Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy

C-TAC and the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School Launch Collaborative Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy The Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy will foster development of improved models of care for individuals with serious advanced illness nearing end-of-life, through interdisciplinary analysis of important health law and policy issues. March 28, 2016…

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C-TAC and The Pew Charitable Trusts Call for Federal Policy Change to Ensure All Americans have Access to Comprehensive, Person-Centered Advanced Illness Care

C-TAC and The Pew Charitable Trusts Call for Federal Policy Change to Ensure All Americans have Access to Comprehensive, Person-Centered Advanced Illness Care   February 24, 2016—Yesterday C-TAC, working in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts, co-hosted a congressional briefing, “Improving Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care: Opportunities for Congressional Action.” Policymakers, clinicians, health payers and…

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Response to the Senate Finance Committee’s Bipartisan Chronic Care Policy Options Document

January 29, 2016 The Honorable Orrin Hatch Chairman, Senate Finance Committee United States Senate Washington,D.C.20510 The Honorable Johnny Isakson Co-Chair, Chronic Care Working Group 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 Mark R. Warner Co-Chair, Chronic Care Working Group United States…

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