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

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is an important tool to help patients get the best results from the medications they’re taking. In a new viewpoint article from PQA, Merck and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, we present three reasons for new MTM quality measures and offer recommendations on next steps to achieve this.

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Students Expand Healthcare and Quality Knowledge

PQA provides healthcare quality experience to students from a wide variety of disciplines. This summer, we are hosting three students through our PQA Summer Executive Internship sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions.

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Medication Use Quality Launched with Updates and Flexibility

PQA has released an updated Medication Use Quality continuing education program. The updated courses divide the previous 15-hour Medication Use Quality certificate into a more flexible program for busy professionals.  Three courses, “Healthcare Quality Foundations,” “Measurement Program Foundations” and “Measuring Quality to Improve HIV Care,” are available now in the PQA Education Center. 

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Diverse Voices in Quality: Norris Turner

Diverse Voices in Quality is a new 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 2: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Yesterday we launched the updated Medication Use Quality continuing education program! We’ve made significant updates across the entire program to meet the current and future needs of quality improvement and medication use experts.

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PQA Welcomes Four 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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Top Posters at the 2023 PQA Annual Meeting

The 2023 PQA Annual Meeting poster session featured 24 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 health care quality.  

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

You may have noticed that PQA has a new look! Our fresh and modernized logo and color scheme reflects our positive, forward-looking view of the vital role of medications in health care – and our role in bringing the industry together to improve quality.

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A New Look Representing the Importance of Quality Medication Use

PQA has a new look! Our fresh and modernized logo and color scheme reflect our positive, forward-looking view of the vital role of medications in health care and our role in bringing the industry together to improve quality. 

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

Health outcomes can be influenced by many factors other than the health care services received, including patient-related factors such as existing clinical conditions and sociodemographic status (SDS), which refers to a variety of socioeconomic and demographic factors.

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PQA Appoints 16 Individuals to Specialty Pharmacy Prescription Abandonment Rate TEP

PQA has appointed 16 individuals from member organizations to serve on a technical expert panel (TEP) to review and provide input on draft specifications for the pharmacy measure concept, Specialty Pharmacy Prescription Abandonment Rate [Pharmacy] (SP-AR-PH).

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PQA Appoints 19 Individuals to Health Equity TEP

PQA has appointed 19 individuals from member organizations to serve on a technical expert panel (TEP) to review and provide input on specific approaches to ensuring PQA’s measures support equitable health care.

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PQA Sociodemographic Status Risk Adjustment FAQs

Health outcomes can be influenced by many factors other than the health care services received, including patient-related factors such as existing clinical conditions and sociodemographic status (SDS), which refers to a variety of socioeconomic (e.g., income, education, occupation) and demographic factors (e.g., age, race, ethnicity, primary language).  

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Five for Friday April 21: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The 2023 PQA Annual Meeting is the perfect opportunity to connect and expand your networks among PQA members and non-members alike. The meeting will feature over 50 speakers you won’t want to miss.!

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Five for Friday April 7: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The 2023 PQA Annual Meeting is less than five weeks away, and we are excited to welcome you all to Nashville!

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Quality Forum Review: Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality for 2022

The PQA Quality Forum Webinar is a regular, recurring series on healthcare quality topics with a focus on medication use and medication services. It is a forum for educating and engaging with PQA members and quality-focused healthcare professionals.

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Over Two Dozen Posters at the 2023 PQA Annual Meeting

The 2023 PQA Annual Meeting poster session will feature 25 quality improvement and research projects. Sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions, the session provides an opportunity for authors to showcase their work and for attendees to engage in insightful dialogue about health care quality. 

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Five for Friday March 24: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA has launched two opportunities for members to self-nominate to participate in two Technical Expert Panels (TEP).

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PQA Will Convene Stakeholders to Advance the Quality of Medication Therapy Management

PQA will bring its members and industry experts together on November 2 to discuss the state of medication therapy management (MTM) practice, implications of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposals and opportunities to evolve MTM quality measurement.

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PQA Measures in CMS Quality Programs

PQA uses a systematic, transparent, and consensus-based process to conceptualize, specify, test, and endorse quality measures. Following endorsement by PQA’s membership, PQA measures can be implemented into various quality programs, including those maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Many PQA measures are used in CMS Quality Programs to evaluate safe and appropriate medication use among beneficiaries.

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