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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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C-TAC Member Spotlight: George Mark Children’s House

George Mark Children’s House, located in San Leandro, California, focuses on quality of life and continuity of care for children with illnesses that modern healthcare cannot yet cure, or for those who have chronic medical conditions. George Mark, is the first independent PPC House in the United States offering palliative care to children, teens and…

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Field Leaders Commit to Progress at C-TAC National Summit

Last week, the 2021 National Summit on Advanced Illness Care convened leaders from across our field to address the most pressing opportunities for progress in care for those with serious illness. Throughout the two-day experience, influential changemakers committed their organizations to bold action in support of C-TAC’s moonshot goal to improve the quality of life…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: The National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA)

Recognizing that many terminally ill people and their families are overwhelmed by what is being asked of them while they face the end of life, a rapidly growing movement of specially trained non-medical support specialists called end-of-life doulas (EOLDs) is emerging. EOLDs offer a broad range of holistic services that complement and supplement the care…

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Leaders Convene at C-TAC National Summit, Address Field’s Most Pressing Issues

This week, we hosted our virtual National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, where our field convened to address the most pressing issues around care for people with serious illness. Amid this unprecedented window of opportunity for progress created by COVID-19 pandemic-related political shifts, this year’s summit was especially timely. We called on our movement to…

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What the Build Back Better Plan Means for People Living With Serious Illness

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better Plan includes critical C-TAC priorities, including expanding the hospice and palliative care workforce, support for unpaid family caregivers, community supports for older adults through the Older Americans Act (OAA) programs, and support for direct care workers.  While the funding for these services is less than originally outlined in the…

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Encouraging News for C-TAC and Serious Illness from CMMI’s New Strategy

CMMI just released a white paper and webinar detailing their past learnings and 5 strategic objectives for advancing and driving health system transformation in the future: Encouragingly, many of these new strategies align with C-TAC’s priorities and will help improve the care of those living with serious illness. Here’s more on how: Health equity: This…

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C-TAC Releases New Core Principles for Care Models

At the core of our 2030 Moonshot is a future where everyone with a serious illness, especially those most in need, has access to high quality care from diagnosis through to the end of life. Our approach To get there we need to ensure that — no matter their illness, no matter their age, no…

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State Coalition Field Reports: Spotlight on Community-Level Change

Grassroots level efforts to improve the lives of people with serious illness are far-reaching and essential. C-TAC has supported the development of several statewide coalitions across the country – collectives of groups from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to supporting policy and practice change that improves care for all people living with serious…

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