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...

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 As of October 15th, Medicare beneficiaries...

29 Jun

EQuIPP™ Platform Reaches New Medicare Milestone

The PQS platform connecting pharmacies and payers now represents more than three out of every four Medicare lives. Durham, North Carolina June 19, 2018 — Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS), the leading provider of quality measurement and performance information for payer and pharmacy organizations, is helping pharmacies improve the quality of medication use for patients through its flagship platform, EQuIPP™.  With PQS’ latest payer partnership additions, EQuIPP™ now hosts more than three out of every four Medicare lives (78 percent). This enables pharmacies to leverage performance benchmarks, trends, and improvement opportunities leading to more high-touch, high-quality patient centered care delivered by pharmacies. “We are...

29 Jun

Health Mart encourages members to become ‘better than better’

July 8, 2015- Utilizing EQuIPP™ to drive performance improvements, Health Mart strives to engage pharmacies to perform within the top 20% of one or more CMS Medicare Part D Star Ratings measures. “That’s the major thing that the EQuIPP results have given us. It has given us facts to prove it: we can look at those relationships that alter behaviors and improve adherence. That’s meaningful,” Tony Willoughby, Health Mart’s Chief pharmacist said. Read more from the interview with Steve Courtman, Health Mart president and Tony Willoughby Read more....