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You can’t manage what you don’t measure.

We believe that meaningful improvement is obtained in the presence of relentless measurement and that good measurement is timely, reliable, actionable, and simply understood.

Who We Are

Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS), is the leading provider of performance management services representing almost 80% of Medicare Advantage payers and 95% of community pharmacies. PQS delivers the quality insights and guidance necessary to support its customers' efforts to optimize the quality of medication management and use for their Medicare, Medicaid and commercial populations. PQS connects medication use stakeholders to actionable, quality information in a consistent and reliable fashion, allowing them to move more quickly from measurement to improvement. Its industry-leading platform, EQuIPP™, provides consistent and reliable measurement and reporting on key medication use quality measures, including addressing medication adherence, gaps in care, and patient safety. PQS provides measurement insights that are timely, actionable, and simply understood.

What Drives Us

Mission

To drive value in healthcare through standardized performance measurement for payers and practitioners

Core Values

Accuracy

Honesty

Integrity

Neutrality

Transparency

Our Vision for the Future

A patient centered healthcare marketplace where data enables payers and practitioners to continuously improve quality of care

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.