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PQA Awards


The PQA Quality Awards & Recognition Program recognizes prescription drug plans that have high achievement or significant improvement in PQA measures of medication safety and appropriate use. The PQA Excellence in Quality Award recognizes the highest level of combined achievement in overall performance and medication-use quality. Recipients must have achieved an overall summary rating of at least 4.5 stars and a 5-star rating on PQA medication measures used within the CMS Medicare Star Ratings Program.

The PQA Quality Improvement Award recognizes the highest improvement in medication safety and appropriate use. The Quality Improvement Award does not take into consideration the plan’s overall summary rating. Instead, awardees must have received a 5-star rating on the CMS Quality Improvement measure and the greatest combined improvement on PQA measures used within the CMS Medicare Part D Star Ratings Program.

Both awards are based solely on publicly available quality scores. The safe use of medications is a top issue for all providers, and it is also extremely important within the Medicare program. The high standards for excellence set forth in the awards criteria means that the recipients are truly outstanding in their protection of patients and in their promotion of optimal medication outcomes.


PQA Recognizes Six Medicare Plan Contracts for Excellence and Significant Improvement in Medication Safety Based on CMS’ Medicare Star Ratings

Leon Medical Centers Health Plans (by CignaHealthSpring), Kaiser Permanente California Regions, Erickson Advantage, Cambia Health Solutions, Heartland Fidelity Insurance Company, and Physicians Health Choice of Texas, LLC Plan by UnitedHealthcare

Six Medicare plans received PQA Quality Awards for high achievement or significant improvement in PQA measures of medication safety and appropriate use. Three plans received the PQA Excellence in Quality Award and three the PQA Quality Improvement Award during PQA’s 11th Annual Meeting & Innovation Forum in Arlington.  (more)


PQA Recognizes Five Medicare Plans for Excellence and Significant Improvement in Medication Safety Based on CMS’ Star Ratings

Group Health Cooperative, Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois, and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Denver Health Medical Plan and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York

Five Medicare plans were presented PQA Quality Awards on May 14, 2015 during the PQA Annual Meeting. Three plans received the PQA Excellence in Quality Award:  Group Health Cooperative, Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois, and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest.  This year, PQA created a new award, the PQA Quality Improvement Award, which was presented to Denver Health Medical Plan and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York.  (more)


Previous Years' Award Recipients
 2014 - Chinese Community Health Plan, Humana, four Kaiser Permanente Regions (California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Mid-Atlantic) 
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 2013 - Catamaran, Group Health Cooperative, and Kaiser Permanente California
 
2012 - Kaiser Permanente Northwest
 2011 - CalOptima’s One Care Plan, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii 





 
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