The Blog to Transform Advanced Care
Advancing Care through Innovation, Observation and Collaboration.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
We would like to congratulate C-TAC board member Jeffrey Burnich, MD, who has been appointed Chief Physician Enterprise Executive at Canopy Health, a medical alliance focused on delivering transparent, affordable care from a network of physicians. Dr. Burnich, who was appointed to our board of directors in 2016, will also join the Canopy Health leadership…Read More