Medication Use Quality: A PQA Live CE Event 

Tuesday, March 21 | 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET
Cost: $195


Join the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) for a half-day workshop, Medication Use Quality: A PQA Live CE Event.  This event is ACPE accredited for 4 hours of continuing education for pharmacists and will cover: 

    • The Role of Quality Measurement in Healthcare  
    • Quality Measurement Professionals: From Development to Implementation. 
    • What Makes a Good Measure?  
    • Measurement Programs

Medication Use Quality: A PQA Live CE Event will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. ET.  as a pre-conference program at AMCP 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. 

This live event will allow you to engage with faculty in question-and-answer sessions and dynamic group discussions and activities. Participants will be able to network with other quality improvement professionals. 

The price for this live CE is $195 and includes 

  • 0.4 Pharmacist CEU 
  • Access to course materials online through PQA’s Education Center after completion of the live event
If you have previously completed PQA's Medication Use Quality 15-hour course, you are ineligible to earn continuing education for this live event. However, if you would like to attend, PQA will provide free access to one online elective track, which offers 3 hours of CE for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this application-based course, pharmacists should be able to 

  • Review healthcare economic concepts  
  • Describe the current state of the US healthcare system and how the Affordable Care Act of 2010 shapes the current system 
  • Explain how the current system of US healthcare focuses on quality by understanding the National Quality Strategy 
  • Identify the role quality measures play in the delivery of healthcare in the US 
  • Compare and contrast the various stakeholders involved in the healthcare quality space 
  • Articulate various health care quality terms and definitions and be able to describe their significance 
  • Recognize the role vertical and horizontal merges are playing in shaping the industry of healthcare 
  • Describe measurement science as it relates to measure development 
  • Compare types of quality measures, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other performance measures 
  • Evaluate and determine appropriate quality measures in specific scenarios 
  • List some of the most common challenges when developing a performance measure  
  • Describe the basic components of measurement program 
  • Review myriad of implementation opportunities for measures (accreditation, payment, credentials, and others) 
  • Recognize various value-based models of care where quality measures are implemented   
  • Categorize various evaluation systems within CMS and commercial sectors 
Accreditation Information 

CEimpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

UAN: 0107-9999-21-363-L04-P  |  0.4 CEUs/4.0 Hrs.
Live Date: March 21, 2023
Live Expiration: April 21, 2023

LIVE: To obtain 4.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.4 CEU), participants must participate in the live course, and logon to PQA’s Learning Management System and complete the evaluation. Once successfully completed, click Submit. The CPE Statement of Credit can then be accessed on CPE Monitor,

Course Format: Live.
Financial Support: None.
Course Fee: This course is available for $195

Expert Faculty
Amanda Ryan, PharmD, BCGP, CPHQ
Director, Education
Pharmacy Quality Alliance
Chris Kotschevar, PharmD, CPHQ
Associate Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Pharmacy Quality Alliance
Heather Gibson, MSPH
Associate Director, Performance Measurement
Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Faculty members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.