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C-TAC CMO Brad Stuart, MD, Co-Authors New Article on Finding Life on the Other Side of Despair

C-TAC Chief Medical Officer Brad Stuart, MD, has co-authored an article that explores the clinician’s role in the healing journey when caring for a person facing life-limiting illness. The article, “Finding Hope and Healing When Cure Is Not Possible,” was recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Through the lens of pediatric brain cancer, Stuart et…

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Tom Koutsoumpas: Leading Through Shared Experience

C-TAC was founded because Bill Novelli and Tom Koutsoumpas had both navigated the complex advanced illness care process with family members, but Koutsoumpas had a direct experience with serious illness when he was diagnosed with melanoma. This first-hand experience with a serious illness has made Koutsoumpas more keenly aware of the challenges faced by people…

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Inside the Beltway: C-TAC Responds to HEDIS 2020 Measures

C-TAC commented this week to NCQA on the following measure changes for the HEDIS data set, which is used to assess performance improvement for health plans covering 190 million Americans: Care for Older Adults—Functional Status Assessment – We reluctantly supported the proposed change to remove a component of the measure having to do with functional…

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C-TAC’s 2018 Annual Report Now Available

We are excited to announce that C-TAC’s 2018 Annual Report is now available for download. It reflects on a milestone year in the movement to transform advanced care. Highlights from the report include: In 2018, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) unanimously recommended our Advanced Care Model for testing.…

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