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President Trump has signed new legislation designed to address the needs of Americans during the spread of COVID-19. The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act contains several provisions important for people living with serious illness and those who matter most to them, as well as the providers who continue to bravely deliver care to them…

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By: Kenny Rakwong, Database, Operations, and Research Intern, C-TAC Developing Technologies: Telehealth We are no longer just making calls on our phones, but our phones have become a versatile tool that most of us can’t live without. The United States has one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, with one of the highest…

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Provided by the Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization: The Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization seeks to support quality, ethical hospice care through education, advocacy, and regulatory awareness. For 35 years, TNMHO has been a guiding resource for hospice providers – a community for professionals across hospice disciplines. “We are here to see that…

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C-TAC Executive Director Jon Broyles shared the following statement of support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation as they address the coronavirus outbreak: “The ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting unparalleled challenges for our health care system, particularly for those delivering care…

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By: Joan “Jody” Ramer Chrastek, RN, DNP, FPCN Communicating with children, teens, and young adults (CTYAs) who are experiencing serious or life-limiting illness can be enlightening, rewarding, and challenging. The wisdom and maturity they have gained during their illness can be impressive; or, in some cases, disease may have delayed a child’s development. As with…

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night, an important step in the country’s response to the outbreak. We commend the lawmakers and the Administration for their dedication to addressing COVID-19 and leadership in ensuring that communities have access to critical resources during this trying time, including many that…

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