B-TAC

The Blog to Transform Advanced Care

Advancing Care through Innovation, Observation and Collaboration.

Behind nearly every initiative in advanced illness, there is a personal experience. When Tom Koutsoumpas and I started the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), his mother’s and my father’s difficult end-of-life journeys were powerfully motivating. We set out to reform serious illness care In the U. S. and now, a decade later, we’re pleased…

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Each week, C-TAC compiles the latest legislative and regulatory updates affecting the serious illness care field, combined with insider analysis from our policy experts. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: President Biden Announces New Steps to Boost Vaccine Supply Study Warns that Eliminating Audio-Only Telehealth Payment Could Exacerbate Inequities Biden Releases…

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C-TAC is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Pranjal “PJ” Chandra, who is serving as a Partnerships and Programs Intern. PJ, a junior at American University in Washington D.C., is originally from Philadelphia, PA. He is majoring in Communications, Law, Economics, Government (CLEG), with a double minor in Finance and Public Health.…

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Each week, C-TAC compiles the latest legislative and regulatory updates affecting the serious illness care field, combined with insider analysis from our policy experts. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: Biden Administration Releases Executive Order Promoting Racial Equity HHS Signals Extension of COVID-19 PHE Through 2021 President Biden Releases Executive Orders…

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By: Ayush Thacker, Partnerships and Programs Intern, C-TAC C-TAC is proud to announce the launch of “Health & Heart,” our new six-part podcast series designed to provide faith- and values-based education, support, and encouragement for people facing serious illness, caregivers and clinicians.  Episodes will be shared can be found on the C-TAC website and are…

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Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Care Association was established in 1983, we educate and advocate for quality hospice and palliative care throughout the State of Oklahoma. OHPCA strives to be a resource to hospice providers in order to best serve patients facing a terminal illness.  “Not all hospice providers are the same, most have a similar…

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Advance care planning, community-based services and care models are among the key policy priorities that C-TAC outlined in a letter sent to President Joe Biden’s transition team on Jan. 15. In the letter, C-TAC explained that there are two overarching immediate issues which must be considered when developing policies that affect those with serious illness:…

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Each week, C-TAC compiles the latest legislative and regulatory updates affecting the serious illness care field, combined with insider analysis from our policy experts. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: Biden Administration Names Acting CMS and HHS Heads Congressional Advisory Group Recommends Reducing Hospice Payments CMS Releases Request for Applications (RFA) for…

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Founded in 2018 by Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurses, The Peaceful Presence Project is delighted to be a part of C-TAC. Our mission is to reimagine the way communities talk about, plan for and experience serious illness and the end of life. We provide non-medical, thoughtful support to people facing serious and terminal…

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