Long Term Care Discussion Group
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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

Wednesday February 21, 2018
Time TBD

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
South Building, Suite 500
DIAL IN: 866-396-1316
Code: 202-778-3202

Improving Chronic Care for Persons with Serious and Advanced Illness
Speakers: Andrew MacPherson and Torrie Fields

At this meeting, members of The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) will talk about their efforts to advance delivery system reform to improve the care provided to persons with serious and advanced illness. C-TAC is an advocate of SB 870 - the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act (CHRONIC). CHRONIC, which has passed the Senate, would allow Medicare Advantage plans to provide certain supplemental health benefits to chronically ill enrollees and extends home-based care and payment reform demonstrations.

C-TAC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit alliance of more than 140 national healthcare stakeholders pursuing “a comprehensive policy agenda at both the state and federal levels focused on delivery system reform, person-centered care, caregiver support and professional engagement involving both legislative and regulatory strategies.”

Andrew MacPherson is a Senior Policy Advisor to C-TAC and a Principal at Healthsperien. He provides comprehensive strategic guidance, in-depth policy analysis, legislative strategy on a wide range of federal health policy and political issues. Prior to private practice, Andrew has worked for a number of political organizations and elected officials, including Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), the Democratic Governors’ Association, the Vermont Democratic Party and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

Torrie Fields is a Senior Program Manager for Palliative Care Design and Implementation with Blue Shield of California, leading the development of programs and processes that work to improve the quality of life for individuals with serious or life-limiting illness and their families. Previously she worked as an applied health services researcher in a variety of settings including health plans, health delivery systems, local, state and federal health departments, and in university research laboratories.
RSVP to ltcdiscussiongroup@gmail.com. Please indicate whether you will attend by phone or in person.

Telephone dial-in information is provided above and can also be found at www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org on the SAVE THE DATE page.   For those participating by telephone, the meeting materials (once available) will be posted at: http://www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org on the ARCHIVES page.
Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs*:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Melissa Favreault,
Wendy Fox-Grage, Karl Polzer, and Eileen J. Tell

Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion.
Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.

For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
*The LTC Discussion Group is pleased to introduce our new co-chairs: Melissa Favreault from the Urban Institute and Wendy Fox-Grage with AARP’s Public Policy Institute.

We are grateful to Jill Randolph and Hunter McKay for their tenure with the LTC Discussion Group and thank them for their dedication and support.
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