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C-TAC Policy Team Expands to Support New Strategic Plan

In support of our 2022-2025 strategic plan, we have expanded our team of policy experts to support our advocacy efforts as we aim to improve care for millions. Jennifer Blemur, Esq. has joined our team as the Director of Policy and Advocacy work. Hope Glassberg and Marisette Hasan, RN, BSN have joined us as Senior…

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C-TAC Policy Initiatives Supported by a Newly Awarded Grant

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) was recently awarded a grant from the Peterson Center on Healthcare focusing on developing and disseminating recommendations to operationalize Core Principles for Care Models for those experiencing serious illness and their unpaid caregivers across CMS care models. The landscape of the current Administration supports innovative approaches to equity-driven…

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C-TAC Exclusive Event: Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson and the Importance of Advanced Care Planning in African American Communities

Last month, C-TAC hosted a fascinating Member Meet-Up where Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson from the “Let’s Talk About ACP” initiative highlighted the importance of sparking and sustaining dialogue around advanced care illness preparation and end-of-life planning within faith-based organizations in African American communities.   Dr. Anderson opened the discussion by detailing the origins of the…

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CMS Acknowledges C-TAC Comments in Final MA Rule

In a recently published MA Rule, CMS acknowledges C-TAC comments. Below is a summary of the highlights from these final rules on the Medicare Program; Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs: See the full report HERE – below are highlights where CMS acknowledges C-TAC…

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CMS to States: We Want to Help You Transform Medicaid

At the C-TAC/ Harvard Petrie-Flom event on April 27, Medicaid Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Aditi Mallick, MD, declared unequivocally the desire of CMS to work with states in transforming Medicaid into a more community-based benefit. She articulated the three policy priorities for CMS—Coverage & Access, Equity, and Whole Person Innovation—and stated that they all point…

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Announcing C-TAC’s Strategic Plan

The day I left the hospital was the scariest day of my life. For the six months prior, the hospital had become my home. I had been diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia and lived in and out of the hospital while enduring the pre and post challenges of an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. As I…

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The American Rescue Plan Act Created an Opportunity for States to Expand Home and Community-Based Services

The American Rescue Plan Act has created an opportunity for states to expand home and community-based services (HCBS) as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was designed to provide a federal match for critical infrastructure to ensure that people eligible for Medicaid can safely and independently remain in their homes while still receiving…

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U.S. Ranks Low in EOL Care – C-TAC Asserts ACP Is Key to Quality

National Healthcare Decisions (NHDD) day is April 16th and we are highlighting advance care planning (ACP) as a part of end-of-life (EOL) care in the United States. NHDD exists to normalize conversations around EOL care by educating families and providers on the importance of advance care planning, a key C-TAC priority. A study performed by…

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