Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQuIPP® as of Thursday, July 15, 2021. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from December 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.
YTD Date Range: January 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Influenza Immunization Date Range:
Inactive for this period.
Influenza Performance Update:
Reporting for the 2021 – 2022 Immunization Period is expected to resume with the August 2021 EQuIPP® refresh. Reporting for prior reporting periods, including the 2020 – 2021 Immunization Period are still available in the Performance Data Date Range dropdown.
PQS Quality Corner Show Podcast
The following PQS Quality Corner Show episodes highlight outcomes-based programs and opportunities! Listen using the links below::
Quality Corner Show Explores Outcomes-based Measure Opportunities with Laurin E. Dixon, PharmD, Director, Medicare Star Ratings at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Quality Corner Show Discusses Hemoglobin A1C Outcomes-Based Programs and Pharmacy Implementation (with Andrea Brookhart, PharmD, BCACP, Director of Clinical Programs at Kroger)
Humana’s Sarah Shetler, PharmD, Talks Expanded A1c Program and Improving Patient Outcomes on Quality Corner Show
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!
Pharmacy Quality Solutions and Humana Achieve Noteworthy Success in Diabetes Outcomes Pilot, Catalyzing Program Expansion
Humana and PQS expands EQuIPP® platform-based program regionally in 2021, enabling more pharmacists to provide enhanced support to patients in managing their diabetes goals.
Click to read the full press release.
Pharmacy Quality Solutions Welcomes Todd Sega as New Chief Executive Officer
PQS announced that the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Todd Sega as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 15, 2021. Todd Sega takes over leadership of the Company from former CEO, Jeff Newell, who retired this month
Click to read the full press release.
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 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.
PQS answers your EQuIPP® Questions in July. The Quality Corner blog post this month answers some great questions from attendees during Q&A sessions of our recent EQuIPP® webinars. Go check out the July 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.
More EQuIPP® Webinars are Coming!
Don't worry if you missed our latest webinar! PQS will continue hosting EQuIPP® webinars. Keep an eye on your inbox for emails for our next event and how to register.
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.