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6 Feb

PQS Summarizes CMS Calendar Year 2020 Draft Call Letter

PQS has summarized the Calendar Year 2020 Draft Call Letter as it pertains to pharmacy and medication-related updates. The original Draft Call Letter can be found here. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Advance Notice/CY 2020 Draft Call Letter on January 30, 2019. This letter explains potential changes and additions to measures in 2020 as well as potential changes in 2021 and beyond. Once items have been confirmed in the Final Call Letter, PQS will provide another update to share which proposed elements have been confirmed. The PQS Summary of Pharmacy/Medication-Related Updates in the CY 2020 Draft Call Letter...

14 Jan

Download the free EQuIPP™ Need to Know Brochure

If you need a quick EQuIPP™ refresher for 2019 or a team guide to learn more about EQuIPP™, PQS has made its Need to Know brochure available for download in PDF format. This guide touches on: What is EQuIPP™? Performance measures Pharmacy scores Patient outliers Improving patient outliers EQuIPP™ measurement periods EQuIPP™ Support There is also a review of a typical EQuIPP™ refresh timeline. Please download the EQuIPP™ Need to Know Brochure today and look for more educational EQuIPP™ handouts and publications in 2019. [maxbutton id="1"]...

16 Oct

PQS Highlights Key Trends from 2019 Medicare Part C and D Star Ratings

As partners for improving quality, PQS has provided key highlights from the 2019 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes that impact pharmacy-based quality measures. The complete version of the Technical Notes can be found here. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Medicare 2019 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes on October 10th. This update documents the trends and high-level summary of performance associated with key Part D measures. The 2019 Star Ratings for Medicare Part C & D plans are displayed on the Medicare Plan Finder found at www.medicare.gov. As of October 15th, Medicare beneficiaries...