Dr. Maria Scarlatos served as PQA's 2014-2015 Executive Fellow. Upon successful completion of her fellowship she joined CVS Health as a Medicare Part D Star Ratings Advisor. During her fellowship Maria did a superior job enhancing her expertise in quality and performance measurement relating to medication use. One of Maria’s greatest accomplishments was her work developing a Star Ratings program for community pharmacies. In addition, Maria actively participated in the measure development process and helped lay the framework for several PQA measures. She also assisted with the successful launch and management of the Educating Pharmacists In Quality (EPIQ) program. Maria earned her PharmD from the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
“[The PQA Executive Fellowship] has given me an exceptionally unique and comprehensive understanding of our nation’s health care system and the ever-increasing emphasis on value. Collaborating with PQA’s diverse membership has provided relevant and critical insight into the top issues facing a variety of pharmacy stakeholders, and has armed me with the skills and experiences to affect medication use quality from a myriad of health care settings.”
- Maria Scarlatos