Five for Friday July 12: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA published the Strategies to Expand Value-Based Pharmacist-Provided Care Action Guide five years ago. The guide was designed to spark conversation and foster collaboration between community pharmacy organizations, pharmacists and health care payers.

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Pharmacist-Provided Care Continues to Expand Five Years After PQA’s Action Guide

Through convening events, research, pilots and work to develop standard pharmacy quality measures, PQA has been a national leader in advancing pharmacist-provided care. A 2018 PQA-convened task force identified 15 strategies to expand value-based pharmacist-provided care, which form the centerpiece of the 2019 Strategies to Expand Value-Based Pharmacist-Provided Care Action Guide. The guide was designed to spark conversation and foster collaboration between community pharmacy organizations, pharmacists and health care payers.    

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Five for Friday June 28: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Patients receiving specialty medications often have complex, high-cost treatment needs, necessitating close management from care teams, including specialty pharmacies. Recognizing this, specialty pharmacy stakeholders have articulated the need for standardized turnaround time (TAT) measurement and reporting to better understand a key aspect of specialty pharmacy quality.

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Piloting the PQA Specialty Pharmacy Turnaround Time Quality Measure

The use of specialty medicine has grown rapidly in recent decades, fueling parallel growth in the number of specialty pharmacies that serve patients who are prescribed specialty medications. Patients receiving specialty medications often have complex, high-cost treatment needs, necessitating close management from care teams, including specialty pharmacies. Specialty pharmacies dispense medications, for which timely initiation of therapy is a clinical priority to optimize outcomes 

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Diverse Voices in Quality: Binal Patel

Diverse Voices in Quality is a PQA blog series that showcases the successful career paths and experiences of medication use quality professionals from diverse groups at PQA member organizations. A part of PQA’s Diverse Quality Leaders Program, this series celebrates the achievements of our members who reflect our nation’s diversity and provides everyone with insights and inspiration for becoming a leader in quality.

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Five for Friday June 14: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA, in partnership with Inovalon, is evaluating the impact of the Medicare out-of-pocket cost cap for insulin on persistence to basal insulin.

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Five for Friday May 31: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

More than 400 leaders from PQA member organizations attended the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting, May 14-16, to network, engage and gain actionable insights.

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Advancing the Quality of Oral Anticancer Medication Use

Oral anticancer medications (OAMs) are a growing and important tool in the fight against cancer. More than 120 FDA-approved OAMs were used in clinical practice in 2022, and OAMs represent more than one-third of cancer medications in the development pipeline.

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Quality Professionals Gather at the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting

PQA members and health quality professionals gathered in Baltimore, Md., May 14-16, for the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting.

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Top Posters at the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting poster session featured 23 quality improvement and research projects. Sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions, the session provided an opportunity for authors to showcase their work and for attendees to engage in insightful dialogue about healthcare quality.   

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Five for Friday May 16: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA will host an all-member webinar on Thursday, May 30, from 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET, to discuss one health plan performance measure that is being considered for retirement: Use of Opioids from Multiple Providers in Persons Without Cancer (OMP).

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Raising Adherence, Digitally: Survey Highlights Opportunities for Pharmacies and Payers to Boost Medication Compliance

This guest blog is one in a series by sponsors of the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting on a survey which highlights opportunities for pharmacies and payers to boost medication compliance. PQA does not endorse, recommend or favor any product, service or organization that is a sponsor.

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Five for Friday May 3: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting is just 10 days away! The PQA Annual Meeting consistently brings together stakeholders from across healthcare focused on improving quality medication use. Connecting with old colleagues, and making new acquaintances, is consistently a top-rated benefit of the meeting. 

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Q&A with 2024-25 Executive Fellow

The PQA Postdoctoral Executive Fellowship helps produce the next generation of leaders in health care quality through a full-time, 12-month program. Executive Fellows collaborate with PQA staff, members and other stakeholders on a variety of initiatives to improve medication use quality. During the fellowship, individuals will expand their skills and experience in project management, quality measure design and implementation, non-profit administration and association management, and health care quality research.

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Five for Friday April 19: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Collaboration is one of PQA's greatest attributes, and our measure development process embodies how our diverse member organizations reach consensus on evaluating medication use quality. The public comment period is an important part of our systematic and transparent consensus-based process

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2024 PQA Annual Meeting Features Almost Two Dozen Research Posters

The upcoming 2024 PQA Annual Meeting's poster session will showcase 23 quality improvement and research projects. Sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions, this session offers authors a platform to exhibit their work and enables attendees to engage in insightful discussions about healthcare quality.

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PQA Annual Meeting Features Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Quality Use Medication

Have you made your plans to attend the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting? This year's meeting will be held in Baltimore from May 14 -16. Early registration ends Friday, April 19; register today to take advantage of the member discount!

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Five for Friday April 5: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting is less than six weeks away, and we are excited to welcome you all back to Baltimore! 

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PQA Welcomes 11 New Members

PQA is a non-profit organization with 250 diverse members across healthcare. Our members include community and specialty pharmacy organizations, pharmacists and other healthcare providers, pharmacies, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, life sciences, technology vendors, government agencies, health information technology partners, researchers, accrediting organizations and academia.

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A New Day for PQA

Today is an exciting and important day for PQA. The PQA Board of Directors completed the sale of all of PQA’s shares in Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) to Innovaccer, a San Francisco, CA based healthcare technology company with a platform unifying patient data across systems and care settings. A statement  from our Board Chair, Susan Cantrell, followed the Innovaccer’s announcement at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. 

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