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By: Kacy Ninteau, Policy & Advocacy Intern From June 24 through June 27, HOSA-Future Health Professionals presented their annual International Leadership Conference for middle school, high school, and college students who wish to pursue careers in the healthcare industry. During the four-day event, students were able to attend educational workshop sessions, meet other students from…

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The National (Virtual) Policy Forum recorded sessions are now available on-demand. To view the sessions, please log in or complete a registration by clicking here. Leaders from across and outside the healthcare field gathered virtually for C-TAC’s second annual National Policy Forum this week to discuss how the policy landscape for serious illness care has shifted during…

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has announced that those who have not submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Direct Contracting Model (Global and Professional options) will now be able to do so until 11:59 PM ET on July 6. The start date of the first performance year will be April 1, 2021.…

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By: Tierney Beauregard, Programs & Communications Intern, C-TAC With the current global health crisis, older adults, particularly those with advanced illnesses, are facing a pandemic of mental health as an insidious counterpart to COVID-19. Risk factors for depression laid out by the National Institute of Mental Health include having a chronic physical illness, loneliness or…

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C-TAC supported many of the CMS flexibilities designed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and advocated for making some of them permanent, in a letter responding to a CMS interim final rule this week. Our response addressed many areas that serve those with serious illness including: Payment for Medicare Telehealth Services:We supported the variety of…

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By: Mary Remington, Director, Spiritual Care Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY; Director, Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, Upaya Institute and Zen Center I don’t know where I came from when I was born, or where I’m going when I die. This human experience feels to me more like a stage set for mystery, an invitation…

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In a new interview, produced by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), C-TAC Co-Chair and Co-Founder Tom Koutsoumpas discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the essential role of home-based primary, palliative and hospice care. The discussion, which also features Capital Caring Health Chief of Geriatrics Eric De Jonge, MD, highlights recent CMS changes that…

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