SPOTLIGHT: New alliance forms to improve nursing home quality

In an attempt to increase the quality levels at nursing homes and in home healthcare settings, the Long-Term Care Quality Alliance was officially formed on Tuesday, McKnight's reports. The group's board consists of 29 members from throughout the healthcare community, including former CMS administrator Mark McClellan, current American Heath Care Association president and CEO Bruce Yarwood and AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy. Mary Naylor, of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing, will be the alliance's chairwoman. Article

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