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Manage medication-related performance information within EQuIPP™.

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Identify gaps in overall patient care and improvement opportunities.

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Improve engagement with patients and drive pharmacy quality performance.

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Advance your data analysis with custom reporting and insights.

About Pharmacy Quality Solutions

Why We Exist:

We exist to help manage performance information between payers and providers so patients and members can receive the highest quality of care.

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95
Percent of all Pharmacies

Over nine out of ten of all pharmacies are connected to EQuIPP™.

22
Million Patients

Over 22 million patients are in a performance based program measured by pharmacists.

44
Million Lives

Data for nearly 44 million lives across Medicare, Medicaid and commercial lines of business are managed within the EQuIPP™ platform.

78
Percent of Medicare Lives

Three out of four Medicare lives are hosted in EQuIPP™.

What is EQuIPP™?

EQuIPP™ is a performance information management platform that provides standardized performance calculations and benchmarks across pharmacies, payers and programs. Click play to watch more.

Access EQuIPP™ Educational Videos

EQuIPP™ educational videos are a valuable tool in understanding your quality measures. Learn how to navigate the platform and identify key opportunities for you and your pharmacy staff to engage with your customers. EQuIPP™ learning videos can be accessed by clicking the button below.

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Happy Customers

The EQUIPP™/PQS platform is thoughtfully constructed. The EQuIPP™ “Notes” function for documentation allows multiple users to work directly on the platform so everyone can track the progress without separate paper notes. This is the way P4P was intended. You can focus on rowing the boat without bailing water at the same time.

Cheryl Gilliam,
RPh, Louis Morgan Drug #1

PQS/EQuIPP™ has provided us a benchmark to evaluate adherence from year to year at our pharmacies. The majority of patients contacted seem genuinely happy that their pharmacist cares about their well-being and we find this complimentary to our business model.

Chris Woolford ,
RPh, PharmD, Cleveland Pharmacy & Livingston Pharmacy

PQS Timeline

Pharmacy Quality Solutions, Inc. (PQS) is a joint venture launched in 2013, but grew from a community pharmacy study on medication adherence and health care costs back in 2010. See below for a full timeline of events.

  1. Community Pharmacy Study catalyst for EQuIPP™

    Large-scale community pharmacy study on Medication Adherence and Health Care Costs

    Large-scale community pharmacy study was completed to evaluate the impact of screening and brief intervention on population-level medication adherence rates and health care costs. The study was the main proof of concept behind the creation of the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies.
  2. Pharmacy Quality Solutions is Launched

    PQS supported by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance

    January 2013 -Pharmacy Quality Solutions officially launches as a company supported by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) as a majority owner and then CE City, Inc. (now part of Premier, Inc.) as the minority owner representing both a non-profit measure development organization and a for-profit technology company with expertise in physician-level dashboards and quality measures, respectively.
  3. Health Affairs Publishes PA Project

    Demonstrates Significant Reduction in per Patient Annual Health Care Spending

    August 2014 -Health Affairs publishes the results of the large-scale community pharmacy study known as the “PA Project” demonstrating significant reduction in per patient annual health care spending through pharmacy engagement. The Pennsylvania Project: Pharmacist Intervention Improved Medication Adherence And Reduced Health Care Costs Fall 2014 -PQS launches patient-level improvement opportunities known as “Patient Outliers” within EQuIPP™ helping users understand who they would need to target to improve performance scores for each hosted measure.
  4. PQS Reaches Medicare Milestone

    Hosts 50 Percent of Medicare Part D Lives

    October 2015 -PQS achieves its first Medicare milestone by partnering with health plans and PBMs representing 50% of all Medicare Part D lives and approximately 25 million total unique individuals.
  5. My Programs launches within EQuIPP™

    Immunization Pilot also begins

    September 2016 -PQS launches within EQuIPP, a new enhancement known as “My Programs” which was built to help display financial impact and opportunity associated with performance-based programs. For the first time, pharmacies were able to tangibly connect current performance and financial impact to potential incentives available based upon improvement. December 2016 -PQS launches an immunization pilot to determine if pharmacists can improve immunization rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations when performance is assessed and improvement opportunities are presented in EQuIPP™.
  6. PQS Begins Expansion into Canada

    Contracts with Green Shield Canada

    February 2017 -PQS contracts with Green Shield Canada (GSC), a not for profit benefits carrier that provides drug, dental, extended health care, vision, hospital and travel benefits for groups and individuals, and starts calculating performance. Performance is calculated later in the year through the EQuIPP™ platform providing for the first time, a national baseline assessment of pharmacy quality for the Green Shield Canada population.
  7. PQS Clients have Designed and Implemented Various Performance-based Programs with EQuIPP™

    Three out of Four Medicare Lives Hosted within EQuIPP™

    January 2018 -PQS clients have designed and implemented various performance-based programs with performance hosted and managed within EQuIPPTM whereby 50% of the Part D lives are now in an incentive-based program. June 2018 -PQS achieves its second Medicare milestone and has now partnered with health plan sponsors and PBMs representing three out of four Medicare Part D lives that are now hosted within EQuIPPTM. In addition to the Medicare lives, the Medicaid and commercial lives within EQuIPP now total over 42 million lives.