Prioritizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at PQA

PQA is dedicated to improving safe, effective and appropriate medication use and addressing issues that impact a person’s ability to access and use medications. Many of those issues are driven by inequities in our society and health care system.

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

This year, PQA convened its members and stakeholders to advance our work on pharmacy performance measures and oral anticancer medication (OAM) use quality. As we move into 2023, PQA will continue to drive innovative measures and quality strategies.

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Pharmacy Measures and Policy Considerations for Pharmacy Practice

There are several important policy issues that could impact pharmacists’ ability to positively affect the quality of care for patients through the use of pharmacy performance measures.

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Five for Friday December 2: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA members are currently voting on one measure up for endorsement and four measures for retirement.

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Five For Friday November 18: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA will host an all-member webinar on Thursday, December 1, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, to discuss the measures up for endorsement and retirement consideration.

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Five For Friday November 4: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

We are excited to host members next week at the 2022 PQA Leadership Summit. This year we will explore quality and value in medication use from patient, provider, purchaser, payer and industry perspectives.

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Quality Essentials Review: Evaluating Persistence to Basal Insulin

The PQA Quality Essentials Webinar seriesprovides education on the fundamentals of quality measurement, which is important for effective measure implementation and performance, and information about where and how PQA quality measures are used. 

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Disparities in Oncology

PQA offers a variety of student and professional programs, including a Masters of Public Health (MPH) Practicum Program, which provides internship opportunities and field experience to MPH students across all public health disciplines. The program’s foundation begins with the applicant’s interests to foster skill development in health services research methods, quality measurement, research communications and diverse stakeholder engagement.

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Q&A with PQA Director of Performance Measurement Ben Shirley

PQA’s talented staff is dedicated to improving medication safety, adherence and appropriate use. As experts in measure development, research, education and convening, they lead the implementation of PQA’s quality initiatives to support better medication use and high-quality care. This blog is one in a series profiling PQA's staff.

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Five For Friday October 21: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA is launching a national initiative to prioritize research and measurement strategies to improve the quality of care for individuals using oral anticancer medications (OAM).

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Value in Medication Use: The 2022 PQA Leadership Summit

What constitutes quality and value in medication use?

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Quality Forum Review: Careers and Professional Opportunities in Quality

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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Measure Retirement Process With Member Input

PQA follows a systematic, transparent, and consensus-based process in the development and maintenance of measures. This process ensures that PQA measures are relevant and continue to support improvement in health care.

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PQA’s Plan to Improve Oral Anticancer Medication Use Quality

PQA, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, is launching a national initiative to prioritize research and measurement strategies to improve the quality of care for individuals using oral anticancer medications (OAM). 

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Five For Friday, October 7: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Collaboration is one of PQA's greatest attributes, and our measure development process is the embodiment of 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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PQA is Soliciting Feedback on Health Plan PDC Composite Measure

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has developed a new health plan performance measure focused on medication adherence, Proportion of Days Covered Composite (PDC-CMP). PQA is actively soliciting feedback on this measure via a public comment period which opened on October 3 and will close on October 24, 2022. Stakeholders are invited to provide comments  

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PQA Welcomes Five 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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Food Security: PQA’s Commitment to Addressing Disparities and this Critical Social Determinant of Health that Impacts Medication Use Quality

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are a priority for PQA because, in addition to traditional care, issues like medication cost, literacy, transportation and food security impact a person’s ability to access medications and use them safely and effectively. 

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PQA Appoints 15 Individuals to Serve on COPD Treatment Ratio TEP

PQA has appointed 15 individuals from member organizations to serve on a technical expert panel (TEP) to review and provide input on draft specification for a health plan performance measure concept: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Treatment Ratio (CTR). 

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Five For Friday, September 23: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA offers a variety of student and professional programs, including experiential rotations, internships and fellowships. Each is focused on providing healthcare quality experience to diverse individuals from diverse disciplines. 

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