The PQA Story

Find Out Why We Connect Networks, Share Knowledge, and Build Capacity


Optimizing Health by Advancing the Quality of Medication Use


The Pharmacy Quality Alliance was established in 2006 as a public private-partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shortly after the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit. Since the early years developing measures for the Star Ratings program, the multi-stakeholder membership of PQA has engaged in a transparent, consensus-based development process. This foundation was the basis for PQA’s evolution to, today, become a nationally recognized quality measure organization with industry roles as a measure developer, quality educator, researcher, and convener.


Quality: We are committed to excellence and continuous improvement.
Relationships: We connect diverse stakeholders to collaborate on opportunities that advance shared goals.
Expertise: We are the resource for the development of medication use quality measures.
Influence: We use our knowledge to positively impact patient care and population health.
Transparency: We are open, accessible, and trusted.
Integrity: We own and honor our commitments.
Innovation: We cultivate new ideas to create solutions to improve healthcare quality.

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