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NEW! Access the PQA Educational Resources Toolkit to view the following:

• PQA 101

• Measurement and Implementation

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• Research

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Webinar sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.

  • Best Practices from Highly Rated Health Plans Working with Community Pharmacy Partners (slide deck / recording)

Webinar Series sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.

  • New Directions for Value-Based Models in Healthcare: Trends, Targets, and the Impact on Community Pharmacy Providers (slide deck / recording)

  • Successful Communication Strategies and Interventions to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Improve Medication Metrics within a Medicare Population  (slide deck / recording)

Medication Therapy Problem Categories Framework for PQA Measures

The Medication Therapy Problem (MTP) Categories Framework is a consensus-based document developed by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA’s) Measure Development Team (MDT) 9, to provide a framework for development of measures involving MTPs. (Updated 8/2017) 

Medication Synchronization Educational Series 

  - Best Practices to Drive Improved Medication Adherence (presentationwatch)
  - Getting Started:  How to Operationalize your Med Sync Program (presentation / watch)
  - A Look at the Numbers:  Real World Impact of Med Sync on the CMS Star Ratings, (presentation / watch)
  - Getting Clinical:  Tying Pharmacy Services to the Medication Synchronization Process (presentation / watch)

PQA & JJHCS Webinar Series

Understanding the Changing Healthcare Landscape and its Impact on Pharmaceutical Management
  - Understanding Medication Measures and their Impact on Pharmacy Practice (video presentation)
  - How Pharmacists Can Make a Difference in HCAHPS and Drive Better Patient Care Experiences (video presentation)
  - Effectively Managing Transitions of Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions (video presentation / slides)

Health Plan Strategies for Improvement of Medicare Star Ratings

 - CMS Medicare Part D Star Ratings 2013  (watch/listen) (download slides)
 - Engaging Your Pharmacy Network for Star Ratings Improvement (watch/listen)  (download slides)
 - Tailoring Interventions to Members' Risks and Needs (watch/listen)  ( download Josh Benner slides / Jan Pringle slides)
 - Boosting MTM Program Performance (watch/listen) (download slides)

Perspectives:  Applying Value-Based Incentive Models Within Community Pharmacy Practice
Commissioned by:  Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.  Primary Author: Janice L. Pringle, PhD, Director, Program Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. (Read Press Release)

A Review of Outcomes Associated with Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs - In 2010, a PQA workgroup summarized and evaluated published articles regarding outcomes association with medication therapy management (MTM) services provided to ambulatory patients in the US.  Read workgroup article and corresponding file of articles

The Community Pharmacy Foundation
The Community Pharmacy Foundation was established in 2000 by an act of a federal court order emanating out of a settlement on behalf of community pharmacies across the United States through class action litigation against discriminatory pricing issues. It’s primary purpose is to assist community pharmacy by providing resources for research and development to encourage new capabilities and continuous improvements in the delivery of patient care.

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