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C-TAC Appoints New Board Member, Reverend Dr. Yvonne V. Delk

Reverend Dr. Yvonne V. Delk, Minister at United Church of Christ Brings Experience and Commitment to C-TAC’s Board September 16, 2016—The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) appoints Reverend Dr. Yvonne V. Delk, Minister at United Church of Christ to its Board of Directors. “Reverend Delk brings immense experience in faith and community leadership to…

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C-TAC Launches Service Affiliate C-TAC Innovations, Which Includes Respecting Choices ®

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) Launches Service Affiliate C-TAC Innovations, Which Includes Respecting Choices ® Contact: Meagan Johnston 703-727-9983 MJohnston@TheCTAC.org   For Immediate Release: September 8, 2016 La Crosse, WI – C-TAC expands its ability to work directly with health systems, hospitals, and other service providers to improve advanced illness care with today’s launch of…

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C-TAC Appoints Two New Board Members

Jeffrey Burnich, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical and Market Networks, Sutter Health, and Richard Umbdenstock, President Emeritus of the American Hospital Association, Bring Experience and Commitment to C-TAC’s Board   August 9, 2016—The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Jeffrey Burnich, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical and Market…

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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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National Quality Forum: Palliative and End-of-Life Care 2015-2016 Draft Report Comments

National Quality Forum (NQF)                                                                     July 19, 2016 Palliative and End-of-Life Care Standing Committee   Dear Standing Committee, On behalf of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the Palliative and End-of-Life Care 2015-2016 Draft Report for Comment, particularly with respect to how these measures affect the care…

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Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Confirmed for Third National Summit by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Confirmed for Third National Summit by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Widow of the late Paul Kalanithi, author of the best selling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, to giving reading at September 20-21st Summit  June 28, 2016—The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a non-profit organization with a vision of improving…

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Leading Experts Discuss Why the Time Is Right to Transform Advanced Care

Leading Experts Discuss Why the Time Is Right to Transform Advanced Care June 23, 2016—On Tuesday, June 21, The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a non-profit organization with a vision of improving advanced illness care for all Americans, and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School co-hosted…

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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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