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

Blue Cross Blue Shield Northern Plains Alliance, Erickson Advantage, a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan, Kaiser Permanente California Regions, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans (multiple states), Blue Cross Blue Shield Northern Plains Alliance, and UnitedHealthcare AARP MedicareComplete Medicare Advantage Plans (Texas)

Eight Medicare plans received PQA Quality Awards for high achievement or significant improvement in PQA measures of medication safety and appropriate use. Six plans received the PQA Excellence in Quality Award and two the PQA Quality Improvement Award during PQA’s 12th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.  (more)



 

 

Previous Years' Award Recipients
 

2016

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

2015

  • Excellence in Quality - Group Health Cooperative, Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois, and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest
  • Quality Improvement - Denver Health Medical Plan and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York

2014 - Chinese Community Health Plan, Humana, four Kaiser Permanente Regions (California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Mid-Atlantic) View photos here
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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