Policy & Advocacy

Review C-TAC’s policy agenda and how the Coalition is advocating for high-quality, person-centered advanced care at federal and local levels. Using the guidance, feedback, and combined expertise of dozens of experts, thought leaders, and C-TAC member organizations, we have further refined and developed the Agenda and are pleased to present the document in its final form. Moving forward in 2015, the Policy Agenda will help direct our advocacy efforts as a coalition and will be continuously revised and renewed as findings from priority projects such as the Advanced Care Project (ACP) and the Community Action Project (CAP) are released. If you have questions, please contact Andrew MacPherson at AMacPherson@TheCTAC.org.

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Download Coalition's Policy and Advocacy Fact Sheet
Download Coalition's Policy Compendium

Federal Legislative Summary

View C-TAC’s Federal Legislative Summary for the 114th Congress.

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MACRA Comments

View C-TAC’s comments on the Proposed rule: Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models particularly with respect to the policies that would affect providers treating those with especially complex and/or advanced illness.

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Capitol Hill Briefing

Access the slides from C-TAC and ACHP’s Capitol Hill Briefing. The session featured C-TAC leadership discussing the Coalition’s priority initiatives including: developing best practice-based models of care, supporting community and faith-based engagement, and advocating for comprehensive policy reform. The session also featured case studies from leading ACHP members (including Geisinger Health Plan, Priority Health, and Fallon Community Health Plan) focusing on the data related to the design and implementation of innovative, high-quality, and comprehensive models of care.

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Congressional Outreach

C-TAC works closely with members of Congress and their staff to raise awareness regarding key issues related to advanced illness and end of life care and serves as a resource in building and developing comprehensive policy reform in this area.

C-TAC was recently a major participant in a roundtable hosted by the Senate Aging Committee Roundtable entitled “Continuing the Conversation: The Role of Health Care Providers in Advance Care Planning”. Five of the six witnesses at the Roundtable were C-TAC members who provided powerful statements in support of advanced care delivery reform for individuals and their families. Click here to see the press release and read our member testimonies below:

Bill Novelli (C-TAC Board Member, Professor at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, and Former CEO of AARP)

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Jennie Chin Hansen (Former Co-Chair of Steering Committee and Current CEO of the American Geriatrics Society)

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Paul Malley (C-TAC Member and President, Aging With Dignity)

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Daniel O’Brien (C-TAC Member and Senior Vice President, Ethics, Discernment And Church Relations, Ascension Health)

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Randall Krakauer (C-TAC Board Member and Former Vice President, National Medical Director, Medical Strategy, Aetna)

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Samira K. Beckwith (C-TAC Member and President And Chief Executive Officer, Hope HealthCare Services)

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