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PQA Performance Measures

PQA performance measures are grouped into the domains of Adherence, Appropriate Medication Use, Medication Safety, and Medication Therapy Management. PQA has two core measures sets focused on opioid prescribing and specialty medications. All PQA-endorsed measures are reviewed regularly and are updated as needed.

Performance Measures

  • Provide a benchmark, allowing for comparison across organizations or systems
  • Are often mandated by government programs or payers
  • Include pre-established criteria with no ability for any organization to modify the criteria
  • Can be used for contract fulfillment, public reporting, and pay-for-performance programs
Adherence Appropriate Medication Use Medication Safety
Medication Therapy Management Opioid Core Measure Set Specialty Core Measure Set


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PQA Quality Improvement Indicators (QIIs)

PQA quality improvement indicators are metrics used by organizations solely for internal quality improvement.