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January/February 2017
Date Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

January / February 2017
Issue #46

PQA Annual Meeting - May 17-19, 2017

Healthcare executives from health plans, PBMs, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and technology companies, government agencies including CMS and the CDC, 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.  Open to members and non-members.

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PQA Launches a New Conference Champion Program

PQA is launching a new Conference Champion Program at the 2017 Annual Meeting. This program is designed to partner new meeting attendees with experienced PQA member champions to provide guidance, networking opportunities, and expertise on PQA’s role in performance measurement.

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PQA Convenes an Ad Hoc MACRA Workgroup

PQA convened a multi-stakeholder workgroup in January to begin to address potential opportunities from both a measurement and quality improvement perspective in terms of how pharmacists and pharmacies might play a role in the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). 

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PQA's 2017 Measure Development Roadmap

PQA is pleased to launch its 2017 measure development efforts throughtthe active engagement of Measure Development Teams (MDTs), Task Forces (TFs), and Panels.  New measure concepts for development were prioritized by PQA staff based on input from PQA's Measure Advisement Group, Patient & Caregiver Advisory Panel, and Implementation Advisory Panel.

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PQA Member Connect:  Interested in Connecting
with Us at Upcoming National Conferences?

PQA staff will be at APhA, AMCP and NQF annual meetings in March and April.  Let us know if you will be there and are interested in receiving information on our Member Connect receptions.  Yes, I'm interested.

Hot Off the Press - Connections to Key Quality Publications

Hot Off the Press seeks to connect the reader to the most relevant and recent trials, reviews and commentaries related to health care quality within a focus on medication- and pharmacy-related topics.

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PQA Welcomes New Members

Adheris Health, California Department of Health Care ServicesDiscern HealthHoward University, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health ServicesPRS Pharmacy Consulting ServicesSunovion PharmaceuticalsTabula Rasa HealthCareUniversity of Connecticut,University of Florida Medication Management Center

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