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State Progress: New Home and Community-Based Palliative Care Model

The Arizona Coalition to Transform Serious Illness Care has developed a new model for delivering home and community-based palliative care. The new model aligns with our Core Principles for Care Models and exhibits transformative progress toward a health system that better meets the complex needs of all people living with serious illness. In collaboration with…

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C-TAC CEO Looks Ahead: “It’s Time to Move Fast, Together”

Over the next three years, we’ll be taking a giant step toward our 2030 Moonshot. We’re setting a goal to change the largest funder of care for those with serious illness, Medicare and Medicaid. By 2025 our priority is to ensure that Medicare and Medicaid adopt our Core Principles across every program that touches the lives…

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Massachusetts Coalition Explores ACP Utilization and Health Equity

The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care was founded in 2016 with the goal of improving conversations for those living with serious illness. Advance care planning (ACP), where people are encouraged to name a health care agent and consider what kind of medical treatment they would want if they couldn’t speak for themselves, is one…

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C-TAC Year in Review Spotlights 2021 Policy Actions

As the country continues to push through the COVID-19 pandemic and find a pathway to “normal,” the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) spent this past year in action. As a leading policy organization, we have made inroads among Congressional leaders and leaders at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to achieve our 2030 Moonshot goal of ensuring 12 million people living with serious illness have a high quality…

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C-TAC CEO Honors Late Senator Johnny Isakson’s Legacy

“In the history books…you may never see ‘Isakson’ again.” In his 2019 farewell speech Senator Johnny Isakson characteristically downplayed his significant contributions over 45 years of public service. With the Senator’s passing on December 19th we wanted to recognize his legacy to our cause.   Over a decade ago, drawing on his own experience as…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: Healthcare Hospitality Network

Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN) is a nationwide professional member association with a mission “to support healthcare hospitality homes through connection, education, and advocacy to be more effective in their service to patients and their caregivers”.  Founded in the early 1980s and incorporated in 1986, it is the only professional membership association of its kind. Our members…

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C-TAC Acts as a Catalyst for Conversations on Equity During National Summit

Health equity remains at the forefront of our nation’s most pressing policy issues. The current Administration has Health equity remains at the forefront of our nation’s most pressing policy issues. The current Administration has committed to reaching historically underserved communities. This is reflected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new strategic plan,…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: Partners in Care Foundation

The Mission of Partners in Care Foundation (Partners) is to align social care and health care to address the social determinants of health and equity disparities affecting diverse, under-served and vulnerable populations. Partners is a nationally recognized leader in developing innovative home and community-based approaches to health promotion, chronic disease management and addressing health disparities. With a current…

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Medicaid’s New Strategy Aligns with C-TAC Priorities

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid is an important stakeholder in achieving our 2025 goal of ensuring that those programs adopt our Core Principles to support the patient and unpaid caregiver throughout the serious illness journey. At our recent Summit we featured a promising Medicaid palliative care benefit from Hawaii and the new strategies below…

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CMMI Reaffirms Commitment to Those With Serious Illness While Cancelling SIP model

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that, after careful consideration, it will not move forward with the Seriously Ill Population (SIP) Component of the Primary Care First (PCF) Model. The SIP component was designed to have advanced primary care practices, including providers whose clinicians are enrolled in Medicare and who typically provide…

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