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PQS Summarizes the 2021 CMS Rate Announcement with Star Rating Measure Updates for 2021

PQS has summarized the Calendar Year 2021 Rate Announcement as it pertains to pharmacy and medication-related updates for the 2021 Star Ratings with highlights and takeaways. The source material can be found here. The Announcement of Calendar Year 2021 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies was released on April 6, 2020. The PQS Summary of CMS Calendar Year 2021 Star Ratings can be downloaded by clicking...

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PQS Publishes Part 2 of Trend Report on Data Driven Insights and Performance Trends

Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has published online the second part to its industry trend report, entitled PQS Industry Trend Report 2019 Part 2: Data Driven Insights & Performance Trends. This document focuses on understanding potential risk factors impacting medication-related quality measures. Each analysis contains the problem or question that was posed, the data that was used, the analytic methods, and findings with potential implications. Part 2 of the Trend Report completes the...

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PQS Recaps 2020 Medicare Part C and D Star Ratings with Key Trends and Thresholds

As partners for improving quality, PQS recapped the 2020 Medicare Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes that impact pharmacy-based quality measures with key takeaways and charts graphing trends and thresholds. The complete version of the Technical Notes can be found here. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Medicare 2020 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes on October 9th. This update documents the trends and...

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PQS Publishes Inaugural Industry Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality

Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has published and now made available online its inaugural Industry Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality. This document examines trends in perceptions, performance, approaches and considerations as it relates to pharmacist-provided services and value-based performance programs across both payers and pharmacy providers. Data was compiled from a series of surveys, and results were charted and graphed in a 34-page report covering three sections: "Consumer Perceptions," "Pharmacy Readiness For...

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