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PQA 10th Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Arlington, VA
2800 South Potomac Ave Arlington, VA

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Annual Meeting
PQA Meetings

 On May 28-30, 2014 in Arlington, VA, Healthcare executives from health plans, PBMs, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and technology companies, consumer advocacy, government agencies - including CMS and the FDA, healthcare associations and academia, came together to hear from healthcare experts on the state of the industry and shared thoughts and ideas on improving medication use and safety. 

Highlights of the meeting included (view agenda)

  •  Boots on the Ground:  Lessons Learned as Healthcare Systems Evolve
  • Expanded PQA Workgroup Meetings prior to the start of the meeting
  • CMS Update on the Star Ratings
  • Best Practices Roundtables
  • Voting on PQA Measures up for Endorsement
  • Improving Patient Outcomes:  Insights and Initiatives Making an Impact
  • Innovation Stations exhibits
  • Great Networking Receptions
  • Half-day program in Educating Pharmacists in Quality (EPIQ) - by invitation

Speaker Biographies

Meeting Presentations
(click on links to view)

May 28
-  General Session:  State of the Alliance
-  Opening Keynote Address:  Insights Into the Drive for Quality Improvement in Our Federal Healthcare System

May 29
  -  General Session:  The Stars are Aligning:  An Update on How PQA's Metrics are Being Used Within the CMS Star Ratings Programs and Other Non-Government Programs  CMS / PQS
 -  PQA Business Meeting:  Presentation of PQA Measures for Discussion, Review, and Endorsement by Membership
 -  Keynote Address:  All Hands on Deck - The Emerging Influence of a Culture of Ownership in the World of Healthcare Reform
May 30
    -  PQA Quality Awardee Presentations:  Understanding Best Practices from Health Plans' Perspectives

   -  Improving Patient Outcomes:  Insights and Initiatives Making an Impact

PQA  8th Annual Meeting & Best Practices Forum

May 28 – May 30, 2013 / Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC

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On May 28-30, 2013 in Washington, DC 
thought leaders, policy experts, government insiders, innovators and researchers within healthcare and the quality performance arena, came together at the PQA 8th Annual Meeting to share insights and ideas on medication use as it relates to quality performance, measurement and innovation in improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

The meeting began with the Keynote Address followed by a welcoming reception. On Wednesday, PQA hosted the Quality Awards Recognition Program & Luncheon which recognized health plans that achieved excellence in medication quality and overall excellence in healthcare delivery to their patients based on the CMS Star Ratings. Thursday featured Best Practices and Lessons Learned sessions including insights from the Quality Award winners. 

May 28
  -  The State of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (download)
  -  Opening Keynote Address:  
Working Collaboratively to Improve Quality and Patient Care (download)

May 29

  - Why Quality Matters to Employers (download)
  - The Stars are Aligning:  An Update on the CMS Star Ratings Program  (download)
  -  PQA Business Meeting:  Presentation of PQA Measures Discussion, Review, and Endorsement by Membership  (download)
  -  How Today's Technologies are Shaping the Healthcare of the Future (download)

May 30
  - Best Practices from PQA Quality Award Recipients:  Group Health Cooperative, Kaiser Permanente
  - Medication Adherence Best Practices (download)
  - Update on Payment Reform & Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (download)
  - Best Practices in Care Transitions  (download)
  - Best Practices & Perspectives from High-Performing MTM Programs

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