The National Quality Forum launched a new commission to look at long-term care in the U.S. and named former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) as its chairmen. The commission was charged with recommending national goals for improving long-term care and a national policy agenda; reviewing quality measures and quality-related proposals; and providing a forum for public dialogue. NQF members will provide initial funding for the commission but have no input in its actions, the forum said. The commission's 12 members also include NQF President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Kizer, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and AARP CEO William Novelli. -- by Tony Fong
NQF charges panel with improving long-term care
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