CAPC Collaborators

CAPC works with the following organizations to advance access to high-quality palliative care for people with serious illness and their families.

National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC)
Comprised of the national organizations specializing in palliative care and hospice, goals are to: (1) present a united voice to the public on behalf of providers who care for patients and families living with chronic, debilitating, and life-limiting illnesses; (2) enhance communication and cooperation among member organizations, to coordinate activities to improve care; (3) advocate on behalf of patients and families; and (4) champion public policy and regulatory activities.

Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC)
Led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, consensus-based agenda aimed at promoting public policy that will improve and expand access to high-quality palliative care for patients and families facing serious illness. Includes more than 40 nongovernmental organizations dedicated to improving quality of care and quality of life for these adults and children.

Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC)
The ACLC serves as the foundation for health care stakeholders across the industry to collaborate on improving the care delivery system. With a focus on changing the way providers deliver care, members share their personal experiences on the solutions and competencies needed under all forms of accountable care payments within the ACLC’s seven core workgroups and receive information crucial to running their organization in a new value-based economy.

Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) Coalition
Co-convened by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and USAgainstAlzheimer’s, works collaboratively to focus the nation’s strategic attention on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The LEAD Coalition also works to accelerate transformational progress in care and support to enrich quality of life, detection and diagnosis, and research leading to prevention, effective treatment, and eventual cure. It includes more than 90 member organizations committed to overcoming Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.


Multi-Payer Workgroup

CAPC gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the individual participants and federal observers of the Multi-Payer Workgroup.

  TITLE AFFILIATION
Alena Baquet-Simpson, MD Senior Director, Medical Health Services Aetna Medicare
Judith Black, MD Retired, formerly Medical Director for Senior Markets, Highmark Retired
Isaac Bromberg, MD Medical Director for Palliative Care Commonwealth Care Alliance
Mary Ann Christopher, MSN, RN Vice President of Clinical Operations and Transformation Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Torrie Fields, MPH Senior Program Manager for Palliative Care Blue Shield of California
Damaris Gautier, MD Enterprise Medical Director HCSC
Anna Gosline, SM Senior Director, Health Policy and Strategic Initiatives Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Anil Hanuman, MD Regional Chief Medical Officer, Transitional Care Program CareMore
Bruce Himmelstein, MD, MBA Senior Medical Director, Government Programs HCSC
Emily Jaffe, MD, MBA Vice President and Executive Medical Director, HM Home and Community
Services
Highmark
Dan Johnson, MD Physician Lead, Palliative Care, Care
Management Institute and
Medical Director, Supportive Care Solutions (CO)
Kaiser Permanente
Randy Krakauer, MD Retired, formerly National Medical Director, Medicare Strategy, Aetna Retired
Robert Krebbs Staff Vice President, Specialty Payment
Programs
Anthem, Inc.
Shari Ling, MD Deputy Chief Medical Officer Center for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS)
Peggy Maguire, JD Senior Vice President Cambia Health Solutions
Mitchell Mudra, MBA Chief Operating Officer, Optum Center for
Palliative and Supportive Care
Optum
Kristopher Smith, MD, MPP Senior Vice President, Office of Population Health Management Northwell Health

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