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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
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…Read More
The Prognosis is Grim, but I’m Living My Life This letter by Dr. Marian Grant, Professional Engagement Workgroup Co-Chair, is featured in the New York Times Opinion Pages responding to an essay in the Sunday Review on the topic of terminal illness. “To the Editor: It is understandable that health care providers are reluctant to…Read More
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…Read More