B-TAC

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. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: CMMI Announces Indefinite Delay of Primary Care First Seriously Ill Population Model CDC Releases New Guidance for Those Who Have Received…

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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: House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Biden Administration Issues Guidance Requiring Plans and Issuers to Cover COVID-19 Testing without Cost Sharing…

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During this week’s confirmation hearings, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra said that he looks forward to working on an end-of-life care pilot designed to improve patient and family satisfaction while reducing costs. During the hearing, held by the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) shared that improving end-of-life care…

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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: House Preparing to Vote on COVID-19 Stimulus Package Biden Targets Diverse Groups with Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19 Funds Reminder: Biden-Harris COVID-19…

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President Joe Biden has selected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as his nominee to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), according to the Washington Post and other news outlets. Brooks-LaSure served at CMS during the Obama Administration, where she was involved in launching the Affordable Care Act and was Deputy Director of the agency’s health…

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C-TAC is calling on the Biden-Harris Administration to explicitly address ongoing visitation challenges for people with serious illness as part of their national COVID-19 response strategy. In a letter to the Administration’s COVID-19 response leadership, C-TAC noted the suffering that strict visitation restrictions have caused seriously-ill patients, their families, and the providers taking care of…

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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-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Holding Public Meeting Senate HELP Committee Adds HHS Secretary Confirmation to Calendar for Feb.…

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to begin reimbursing low-income families for funeral and burial costs related to the coronavirus. This measure was included in the COVID-19 relief legislation that was passed in late December. While the criteria for eligibility is not yet finalized, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Monday, February 8th that families can be reimbursed…

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