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24 Jun

PQS Announces Presentation Schedule for McKesson IdeaShare 2019

Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) will present on pharmacy quality and EQuIPP™ at various forums throughout McKesson ideaShare June 26 – 30, 2019 in Orlando, Florida including a Continuing Education (CE) seminar. Jesse McCullough, PharmD, Director of Quality Programs at PQS will speak along with Collin Kelley, PharmD, MBA, Clinic Pharmacist at Thrive Pharmacy Solutions on a CE session “Expanding Pharmacy Quality Beyond the Measures,” slated for Wednesday June 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. Here’s a brief synopsis from the ideaShare schedule: Expanding Pharmacy Quality Beyond the Measures CE eligible credit: 2 hour Patient quality means more than chasing adherence lists. Join this session to explore...

19 Mar

How to Create an Adherence Game Plan

You have probably heard the old sports adage “Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” This can be applied to pharmacy as well. Pharmacies need to have offensive and defensive strategies or what could also be called proactive and reactive strategies. Let’s first look at the defensive or reactive strategies. Defense exists to stop or at least slow down whomever or whatever the opposing team is trying to do. In the world of performance contracts, let’s look specifically at the team of non-adherence. Non-adherence to three classes of medication: cholesterol (statins), renin-angiotensin system antagonists (RASA), and non-insulin antidiabetic products. So, our defensive strategy...

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...