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The Blog to Transform Advanced Care

Advancing Care through Innovation, Observation and Collaboration.

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. CMS Extends Primary Care First Cohort 2 Application Deadlines Biden Seeks More Funding for Home- and Community-Based Services in Budget Proposal Senate Finance Committee Holding Confirmation Hearing for Biden’s Nominee to…

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Honoring Choices® Tennessee Works To Make Advance Directives An Employee Benefit Honoring Choices® Tennessee (HCTN) became a member of C-TAC last year because it believes C-TAC’s work at the national level is critical to making Advance Care Planning user-friendly at the state level. Specifically C-TAC’s work toward state reciprocity—ensuring that legal ACP conversations happening in…

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A Note from C-TAC Executive Director Jon Broyles The Moonshot goal, to ensure a high quality of life for 12 million people with serious illness by 2030, was conceived as a way to think and collaborate creatively to advance community models. All around us, we are seeing once-in-a-generation windows open for long-term reform, from the…

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A new study in the Journals of Gerontology examines racial disparities in access to advance care planning (ACP) services, offering evidence for interventions by clinicians and institutions to reduce inequities. After conducting 74 interviews across six health systems, researchers concluded that most clinicians avoided ACP with certain racial or ethnic groups, those with limited English…

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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:  Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Survey Confirms Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers CMMI Releases Helpful New Guide on the Hospice…

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Do you know what kind of care your loved ones would want if they fell seriously ill right now? Although most people feel confident that they do, without clinical guidance, the likelihood that your choices match your loved one’s choices is only about 50%. Engaging in Advance Care Planning conversations early (before patients get sick)…

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We are excited to announce that C-TAC Strategic Advisor Cheryl Matheis will be serving as the 2021-2022 Senior Fellow in Advanced Care and Health Policy with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Matheis will serve a key role in the Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy,…

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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:  HHS to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults and People with Disabilities New House Bill Would Establish Audio-Only Telehealth…

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MetaStar is a quality improvement organization with more than 45 years of experience working alongside those in the health care system to improve the quality of health care for all patients. Our health care improvement and consulting services address the need for system-wide innovation and consistent, evidence-based approaches across all settings of care. All of…

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