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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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Hear from 50 Quality Experts at the PQA Annual Meeting

The 2023 PQA Annual Meeting is May 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn. You’ll hear from more than 50 speakers across our general, breakout and special sessions.

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Maximize Your Meetings Budget with PQA

Is your team dealing with limited travel and meetings budgets for 2023?

Let PQA be part of the strategy to ensure your staff has robust and in-person opportunities for networking, professional development, continuing education, and strategic engagement with business partners and prospects.

The 2023 PQA Annual Meeting, May 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn., is one of most affordable and accessible national meetings:




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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 Quality Shadowing Program Builds a Deeper, More Diverse Bench for Measure Development

Shadowing programs are a great way to gain knowledge and insights about technical programs and processes.

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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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PQA Annual Meeting Diversity in Quality Scholarships Provide Opportunities for a New Generation of Leaders

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) is providing scholarships for minority health care professional students to attend the 2023 PQA Annual Meeting, May 10-12, in Nashville, Tenn., and participate in the pre-meeting Medication Use Quality (MUQ) Live workshop on May 10. This scholarship opportunity is part of the PQA Diverse Quality Leaders Program.

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Five for Friday March 10: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA has launched two proof-of-concept pilots to implement four promising blood pressure and hemoglobin A1C pharmacy measure concepts in value-based payment arrangements (VBAs) between payers and pharmacies. .

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