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

Save the date for the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting, May 14-16, in Baltimore, Md.

Registration for this year's meeting will open on January 30. Our team is developing an agenda focused on the top issues in medication use quality and performance measure implementation. You won't want to miss these insightful, actionable sessions or the many engagement opportunities throughout the meeting.

Looking ahead, we are excited to announce dates for the 2024 Leadership Summit, as well as the 2025 and 2026 Annual Meetings. We know you have busy schedules and many meetings to attend throughout the year. This will help you plan far in advance, so that you don't miss any PQA events!

Our 2025 Annual Meeting will be in Tampa, Fla., and in 2026, we'll be back in Baltimore. See our future meeting dates and locations below.

We also highlight our members' perspectives on patient monitoring tools, Medicare Advantage outcomes, and food insecurity. If you have news you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email! 

-- Virginia Sweeter, CMP, PQA Director of Convening

Leveraging Data-Driven Patient Monitoring Tools  

Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy has harnessed the power of patient monitoring tools for managing inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic conditions. Following a few guiding principles can smooth the journey, two of the health system’s data management experts noted during the NASP 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo: “When examining this problem, we started by defining our goal, which was to identify this patient population earlier so the specialty pharmacist could intervene before the patients experienced that denied refill renewal."

Improving Outcomes for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries  
Humana Medicare Advantage beneficiaries receiving care under value-based arrangements had better health outcomes, including fewer inpatient admissions and emergency room visits, a report from the payer indicated. Medicare Advantage beneficiaries receiving value-based care were also more likely to adhere to their medications for conditions like diabetes and hypertension.

Reducing Food Insecurity and Promoting Health Living  
Hy-Vee Inc. is collaborating with Soda Health to reduce food insecurity and promote healthy living. Through the program, recipients can receive personalized benefits in areas such as fresh produce, over-the-counter pharmacy items, clinical services, and nutritional counseling. Recipients will also receive personalized health support, including reminders about health screenings, vaccinations, prescription refills and information about medical supplies that relate to their specific health conditions. 

Save the Dates!

Save the dates for PQA's upcoming major meetings now through 2026!

2024 PQA Annual Meeting – May 14-16, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

2024 PQA Leadership Summit –November 7-8, Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, VA

2025 PQA Annual Meeting – May 19-21, JW Marriott Water Street, Tampa, FL

2025 PQA Leadership Summit – TBD

2026 PQA Annual Meeting – May 12-14, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

2026 PQA Leadership Summit – TBD

Your Next Engagement Opportunities

Network, Learn and Collaborate with PQA

  • Join us for the Medication Therapy Management Call to Action Webinar on February 29, 2024, 1-2 pm ETThis webinar will review a draft call to action to advance the quality of MTM services, following the December 11-January 12 public comment period. Register here.

  • PQA's 1st Quarter 2024 Stakeholder Advisory Meeting is March 13, 1:00-1:45 pm ETPQA SAMs are members-only events that are held quarterly to share current and relevant measure development and maintenance updates. The registration link is in the Member Resources Library.

  • The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting takes place May 14-16, at the Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. Make plans to join us! PQA’s collaborative approach makes its meetings a preferred destination for quality improvement professionals. To learn more about sponsorship, email [email protected].

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