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Prescription Utilization in 2020 among Pharmacies with or without Drive Thrus

Did prescription utilization in 2020 vary among pharmacies with or without drive thrus? Description of Analysis: Although pharmacies have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the approach and frequency patients took when utilizing these services may have been disrupted. Patients may prefer to transfer prescriptions to pharmacies with a drive thru option to facilitate social distancing while still interacting with the healthcare system. Using a subset of aggregated claims for Medicare...

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Quality Corner Show Talks Medicare 2021 Star Ratings for Health Plans and Pharmacies

PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD talks with Todd Sega, SVP, Development & Strategy at Pharmacy Quality Solutions about changes to the Medicare 2021 Star Ratings and major takeaways related to medication-use quality measures. In providing an overview of the Medicare 2021 Star Ratings, Sega answers the "What are Star Ratings?" question and further explains why they are of value to health plans and pharmacies. The full podcast episode...

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Todd Sega, PQS Senior Vice President, Development & Strategy to Present Overview of the 2021 Medicare Part D Star Ratings Program

Todd Sega, Senior Vice President, Development & Strategy, Pharmacy Quality Solutions will present at overview of the 2021 Medicare Part D Star Ratings Program on Thursday, November 19, 2020 as part of Pharmacy Quality Alliance's Quality Forum webinar. Sega will speak on the 2021 Medicare Part D Star Ratings Program and the trends that impact medication-related quality measures. We hope to see you there. Thursday, November 19, 2020 This PQA webinar is for PQA members. Thursday,...

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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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