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C-TAC Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Medicare Beneficiaries’ Healthcare Decisions

Today, champions of advanced illness care reform introduced a bipartisan and bicameral bill that promotes innovative utilization of advance directives and encourages Medicare beneficiaries to express end of life care wishes. The Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act, introduced by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Michael Bennet (D-CO)…

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C-TAC Launches Campaign to Transform Advanced Care

Today, C-TAC held a press conference at the National Press Club to announce its new initiative to accelerate the movement for advanced illness care reform: The Campaign to Transform Advanced Care. Nancy LeaMond, Dr. Jay Bhatt, and Jackie Judd discuss National Leadership in the Movement The Campaign aims to deliver high-quality, person-centered advanced illness care…

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C-TAC Releases Preliminary Serious Illness Care Framework at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law

Today, the Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy, a collaboration between C-TAC and Harvard Law’s Petrie-Flom Center, held a working session to showcase a preliminary Serious Illness Care Model Implementation Framework designed to help build better serious illness care programs. The working session was an opportunity for an expert group of stakeholders to provide…

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C-TAC Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral “Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017”

Ziya Smallens Media Contact: 202-909-2869 | zsmallens@thectac.org   June 12, 2017   Today, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) applauded the introduction of the Patient Choice and Quality Care of Act of 2017 (PCQCA) by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Susan Collins (R-ME) and…

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C-TAC Submits LTCH PPS Rule Comments

Today, C-TAC submitted its comments on the  Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers proposed rule. In our comments, we voiced strong support for the…

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5 Reasons to Attend the 4th Annual C-TAC Summit

Every year, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) hosts the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, which brings together hundreds of healthcare leaders, policy makers, consumer advocates, academics and others in the movement towards comprehensive, value- and patient-focused care for people with advanced illness. This year’s event will be hosted at the Capital Hilton…

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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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