The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and AHIP Foundation last week released a framework to guide the development of effective care models for people with advanced chronic illness. “Our health care system’s fragmented approach to the treatment of chronic illness extracts a heavy toll from some of its sickest and most vulnerable patients and their families,” according to the report. “Many innovative models, a few of which have already received Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation support, have produced scalable, replicable and sustainable solutions that interface and collaborate with palliative care, incorporating it into a care management system that integrates inpatient, ambulatory, home and community settings over time. The challenge now is to spread and test these new models in a coordinated fashion to develop nationally recognized models of clinical care and payment that can be widely adopted by providers and payers, including Medicare.” AHA is actively engaged in C-TAC, a national alliance of patient and consumer advocacy groups, health care professionals and providers, private sector stakeholders, faith-based organizations, and health care payers working to transform advanced illness care.