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PQA 9th Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to Friday, May 30, 2014

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

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PQA Meetings

Registration for the 2014 PQA 9th Annual Meeting is now open!  

With an expected audience of close to 500 attendees, PQA’s 9th Annual Meeting & Best Practices Forum will take place at a new location...the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA - just minutes from Reagan National Airport. The meeting will begin on Wednesday, May 28th and will conclude on Friday, May 30th at noon.

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, will come together to hear from healthcare experts on the state of the industry and to share thoughts and ideas on improving medication use and safety.

Highlights of the meeting include (view preliminary 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
  • A View from Capitol Hill on Performance Measurement, Improvement & Implementation Successes & Opportunities
  • Innovation Stations exhibits
  • Great Networking Receptions
  • Half-day program in Educating Pharmacists in Quality (EPIQ)- by invitation

This is a meeting you don't want to miss.  Click on the link to register now.

The PQA Annual Meeting & Best Practices Forum is open to PQA members and non-members.

Annual Meeting Exhibit Opportunities:  This is a great opportunity for select companies to connect with potential business partners and share cutting edge technologies, both high tech and high touch, and demonstrate some of the latest advances in improving medication adherence and safety.  The exhibit program is designed to give each exhibitor maximum visibility and will be expanded to include 25 companies this year.  Click here for more information or contact Jackie Green at jgreen@PQAalliance.org

Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities:  Sponsorship of the Annual Meeting provides organizations the ability to enhance their image with the senior level executives in the healthcare industry.  We expect record-breaking attendance that will include executives from chain and independent community pharmacies, health plans, PBMs, AARP, employer coalitions, health IT vendors, practitioner and trade association executives in heathcare, government agency representatives from AHRQ, CMS, and the FDA, pharmaceutical industry associates, and medication therapy management vendors.  For more information, contact Jackie Green,

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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