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CMS Star Ratings Update – and What it Means For Your Pharmacy!

On October 8th, CMS published their annual update to the Star Ratings Technical Notes for Medicare Parts C & D. This update sets the new thresholds and roadmap for Medicare Plan Sponsors in 2021. While these 2021 updates are not directly meant for pharmacies, they do include several updates that can have an impact on pharmacies. What your pharmacy should know about 2021 Star Ratings First – pharmacies don’t actually have Star...

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Understanding EQuIPP® Performance Measures

Introducing a monthly series from EQuIPP answering commonly asked questions to help you better understand how to analyze your data and use the data to improve your adherence scores. As we approach the end of the year, pharmacists often ask how they can optimize their performance scores. There’s an opportunity for nearly every pharmacy to take actionable steps to improve their bottom line by year end. A key phrase that is often...

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Checking in with Quality Measures

It is almost halfway through the 2020 calendar year, and your pharmacy team has been busy checking some of the quality measures that you see in EQuIPP®. While there are more than twenty (20) measures available to be hosted in EQuIPP® today, most pharmacies will see a lower number of measures. This will be dependent upon their geographic location, the payers in their location that utilize EQuIPP® for tracking performance...

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Pharmacists and Patient Safety

As the most accessible health care professionals, pharmacists are the “guardians” of safe and effective medication use. States are considering expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists and even recognizing pharmacists as providers! These are necessary steps to take pharmacy practice to the next level and to more comprehensively realize the benefit of having a pharmacist manage a patient’s medication regimen. While state-based updates are significant, it’s still a localized...

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