Forum Session

Converging on Nursing Home Quality
January 31, 2003


Lisa Sprague, MBA


This session looked at initiatives at the national and state level that are aimed at improving nursing home quality. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the California HealthCare Foundation have sponsored programs that combine clinical data analysis with public reporting and education. This session offered a variety of federal and state perspectives on success to date and possibilities for future fine-tuning.


Barbara Paul, Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Ann Monroe, Director, Quality Initiative, California HealthCare Foundation; Carol Benner, Director, Office of Health Care Quality, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Isabella Firth, President, Mid-Atlantic LifeSpan; Kathryn Allen Director, Medicaid and Private Health Insurance Issues, U.S. General Accounting Office

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 787.

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