Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQuIPP™ as of Thursday, October 10, 2019. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from March 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.
NOTE: Year-To-Date (YTD) performance data date range: January 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Note: Each EQuIPP™ data refresh through February 2020 will have a Year-to-Date (YTD) reporting period longer than the 6-Month Trend. We recommend that all groups review how performance periods impact performance scores
NEW!- Quality Measure Updates
• From time-to-time PQS makes updates to quality measures hosted within EQuIPP™ as data sources and elements evolve and to be consistent with maintenance updates from measure developers. For the month of October, maintenance updates were applied to the Proportion of Days Covered (PDC) measures to address patients with multiple target medication fills on the same date of service. Benchmarks will remain consistent as the maintenance updates did not have an impact on the overall rate.
American Pharmacists Month
Thank you, pharmacists, for your dedication to improving patient outcomes. Your willingness and readiness to help patients in your local community is celebrated this October during American Pharmacists Month, and we at PQS are grateful for your service. #APhM2019
PQS 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.
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).
The Influenza Vaccination measurement period will be available with the measurement period beginning on June 1st continuing through measurement period to March 31st, 2020 (May 2020 EQuIPP™ release will represent the end of reporting for this measurement period). Due to a new flu season, you may see a performance score of “0%” for the first Influenza Vaccination measurement period (June 1st – July 31st), until the measurement period captures vaccine administrations that would typically begin to take place in August.
Anticipated Immunization performance data date range: June 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
NOTE: This will be the first month with flu immunization performance data for the 2019 – 2020 flu season
EQuIPP™ Educational Videos Now Available Within "Resources" Page
EQuIPP™ 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 & REMINDERS
Access 20 EQuIPP™ educational videos by clicking here.
PQS Industry Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality
The PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality shows insights related to the future of pharmacy practice and pharmacies’ and payers’ readiness to meet consumer needs.
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