Lifestyle medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches to treat, reverse and prevent chronic disease and focuses on six areas to improve health: healthful eating, physical activity, stress management, tobacco cessation, maintaining healthy relationships, and sleep improvement. We will also hear from the...

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force) responded to the proposed policies to advance interoperability and patient access to health information. The Task Force appreciates CMS’s commitment advancing interoperable data exchange. We support the goals of giving patients ownership over their health...

Read the Letter Re: Permanence for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model Dear Secretary Azar: The undersigned organizations write to encourage the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the duration and scope of the NGACO model to be a permanent, voluntary offering in the...

In this letter, the Task Force responds to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Direct Contracting - Geographic Population-Based Payment (PBP) model Request for Information (RFI). Our perspectives shared in this letter come from Task Force members viewing themselves as potential Direct Contracting Entities...

Download the Survey Brief   The Health Care Transformation Task Force conducted a survey of health care provider and patient/consumer organizations to assess the current state of patient experience measurement. The survey asked respondents to identify the aspects of measurement they found valuable, describe the gaps in...

The Health Care Transformation Task Force released an implementation framework for engaging consumers in care delivery to promote ideal person-centered, value-driven health care by including patients and consumers as partners in all aspect of decision-making about their health care. The Implementation Framework provides best practices and...

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force) shared feedback with CMS on the development of mandatory value-based payment models. As CMS develops future mandatory models, we believe this feedback will be useful in the design and implementation of mandatory models that will...