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Posts Tagged ‘palliative care’

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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Cambia Health Foundation Transforms Sojourns into a National Program

Cambia Health Foundation Launches National Initiative to Cultivate the Next Generation of Palliative Care Leaders – Grants of $180,000 offered for up to Six Recipients Annually – PORTLAND, OR (February 11, 2014) – The Cambia Health Foundation, in its continuing commitment to advancing palliative care in the United States, today announced the launch of a…

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World Health Organization Executive Board adopts resolution on palliative care

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a resolution on palliative care that will be useful for palliative care advocates in their home countries to advocate for palliative care. “This is a hugely significant event for palliative care advocates, workers, patients and families worldwide.”– Dr Stephen Connor, WPCA Senior Fellow and co-editor…

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