Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQuIPP® as of Monday, March 15, 2021. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from August 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
The Year-to-Date (YTD) measurement period will not be available for March and April 2021, because we require three months of data in order to calculate YTD results. As a result, six-month rolling data is the only measurement period available within EQuIPP® this month.
Year-to-Date measurement will return in May 2021. At that point you will have access to Year-to-Date outliers.
Influenza Performance Update:
The Influenza Vaccination measurement period will be available with the measurement period beginning on June 1st continuing through measurement period to March 31st, 2021 (May
2021 EQuIPP® release will represent the end of reporting for this measurement period).
The CDC reports in 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season estimates that show 18 to 26 million flu illnesses.
Anticipated Immunization performance data date range: June 1, 2020 -January 31, 2021
PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality 2020
Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has released its latest trend report that tracks trends and comfort levels that have changed among consumers, pharmacies and payers from 2019 to 2020 as it relates to pharmacist-provided services and value-based performance programs.
The four-section report covers consumer perceptions, pharmacy readiness for outcomes-based measurement, payer challenges and opportunities with performance improvement, and the special report on Covid-19 Testing and Treatment Insights that was previously released in May of 2020.
Download the new 2020 Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality.
Pharmacy Quality Solutions PQA Presents Continuing Education Opportunity for Pharmacists
A new @PQAAlliance continuing education program provides 15 accredited hours of advanced training on Medication Use Quality for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and physicians. Available online now. 50% discount for PQA members.
PQS Quality Corner Show Podcast
The PQS Quality Corner Show podcast dove into heart health month in February with three great episodes related to cardiovascular disease patients. Check them out below.
Quality Corner Show Talks Transitions of Care for Cardiovascular Disease with Lucianne West, PharmD, BCCP
Quality Corner Show Chats with Prashanth Iyer, PharmD, BCPS about Clinical Guidelines for Cardiovascular Patients
Samuel Stolpe, PharmD, MPH, Senior Director at NQF Guests on PQS Quality Corner Podcast
or via the PQS website.New episodes should be released on a weekly basis and it is encouraged to provide our hosts with feedback on topics, content, and potential guests for the podcast! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to engage with the Quality Corner Show Podcast!
PQS eLearning Center Tests Your Knowledge on EQuIPP® and Quality ImprovementPQS eLearning Center Tests Your Knowledge on EQuIPP® and Quality Improvement
PQS and COREreadiness have teamed up to create a new pharmacist training course dedicated to the EQuIPP® information management platform and pharmacy quality concepts. Take advantage of the PQS eLearning Center today.
Visit the PQS Learning Connection page for more information.
PQS Quality Corner BlogThe Quality Corner Blog is intended for our team to share important and timely messages regarding quality improvement initiatives. Our team welcomes our partners to share these updates in their newsletters and updates for community pharmacy.
The Quality Corner blog post in February looked at American Heart Month resources. Bookmark this link to prepare for next year in February's Quality Corner blogpost.
These topics may cover a broad range of discussions in pharmacy, as quality in pharmacy is more than adherence measures! We welcome topics for consideration as we add more content to the PQS Quality Corner Blog.
Quality Improvement Table for Pharmacies
Reminder: Access the Quality Improvement Program Table for each measure by clicking on the "Analyze Performance" button found beneath each performance score.
This table is found at the very bottom of the screen as you scroll down and displays program specific scores and details - including program goals, pharmacy performance percentile rank and program details (further details are found by hovering over the question mark icon next to the program name).
EQuIPP® Educational Videos Now Available Within "Resources" PageEQuIPP® educational videos are a valuable tool in understanding your quality measures, and they are now available within the EQuIPP® platform.
Click on the "Resources" tab in EQuIPP® and scroll down to "New! EQuIPP® Videos and Need to Know Information." Hit the "Read More" button to gain access.
UPDATES & REMINDERSPQS News
Access 20 EQuIPP® educational videos by clicking here.