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WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 – Today, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) partnered with the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) to conduct a joint congressional briefing in the U.S. Senate entitled, “Taking Better Care: Supporting Well-Being for an Aging Population.” Bipartisan congressional staff as well as leading stakeholders and C-TAC members joined the briefing to highlight best practice innovations that improve care for those with advanced illness.
Bill Novelli, Co-Chair of C-TAC, and Patricia Smith, President and CEO of ACHP, emphasized that the time is now for widespread implementation of person-centered, comprehensive models of care that honor individual goals, values and preferences.
The number of people living with advanced illness is expected to double over the next ten years to over 75 million people. Panelists from leading not-for-profit, community-based programs including executives from Geisinger Health Plan in Pennsylvania, Priority Health Plan in Michigan, and Fallon Health Plan in Massachusetts, provided case studies that demonstrated patient-centered models of care for the advanced illness population. These care models rely on the C-TAC principles of team-based care that is comprehensive, coordinated and delivered in the home setting, proving that innovative models of care can increase quality and patient satisfaction while lowering costs.
Slide presentations from the event will be made available at www.thectac.org on Friday, May 15th.
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