Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQUIPP® as of February 15, 2022. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from July 1, 2021 through December, 2021.
YTD Date Range: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Both measurement periods will display the same performance data for this refresh.
Influenza Immunization Date Range:
June 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Influenza Performance Update:
The Influenza Vaccination measure is now available. The data will reflect immunizations provided between June 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. This performance data available is anticipated to resume and will be hosted by the Humana Quality Network.
The latest CDC flu report shows seasonal influenza activity in the United States has decreased in recent weeks.
Current Influenza Immunization performance data date range: June 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
For more Immunization Measure information including an educational video and user
guide, please visit our website at https://www.pharmacyquality.com/immunizations/
What's New in February EQUIPP®
With the February EQUIPP® update the Year-to-Date (YTD) measurement period will contain the full year performance data for January-December 2021.
Read the PQS Guide on Measurement Periods in EQUIPP®: Understanding Measurement Periods in your EQUIPP®Dashboard
New! PQS Summary of Pharmacy/Medication-Related Updates in the CY2023 Advance Notice
PQS has summarized the Calendar Year 2023 Advance Notice as it pertains to pharmacy and medication-related updates. Topics include patient experience/complaints and access, and Part C and various Part D measure changes of interest. It is now available for download.
PQS Trend Report for 2021 Focuses on COVID-19’s Impact on Pharmacy Claims and Community Pharmacy Access
Download the latest Industry Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality to read how the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) likely factored into the impact on prescription claim utilization and access to community pharmacies throughout last year.
AJMC Publishes “Medicare Advantage-Pharmacy Partnership Improves Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates”
The October 2021 edition of the American Journal for Managed Care (AJMC) features an article co-authored by Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager, Pharmacy Accounts.
The article details how a collaborative effort between a Medicare Advantage and prescription drug (MAPD) plan and community pharmacies raised vaccination rates for pneumonia and influenza via measure hosting within EQUIPP®.
PQS and TRC Healthcare Offer Continuing Education Credit through the Quality Corner Show Podcast
As we get closer to the holiday season, it is great time to knock out some continuing education (CE) credit. PQS and TRC Healthcare have teamed up to offer six podcast episodes that qualify for CE credit.
There are currently four episodes available.
PQS Quality Corner Show Podcast
Two New Quality Corner Show Podcast Episodes Available for CE Credit
PQS and TRC Healthcare have partnered to release two new Diabetes-specific episodes of the Quality Corner Show for CE Credit. Listen to them using the links below:
The PQS Quality Corner Show podcast focuses on everything quality in the world of pharmacy and patient care. The series is available through all major podcast platforms. Visit https://pharmacyquality.buzzsprout.com/ or via the PQS website.
More EQUIPP® Webinars are Coming!
Don't worry if you missed our latest webinar! PQS will continue hosting EQUIPP® webinars. Keep an eye on your inbox for emails for our next event and how to register.
Quality Improvement Table for Pharmacies
Reminder: Access the Quality Improvement Program Table for each measure by clicking on the "Analyze Performance" button found beneath each performance score.
This table is found at the very bottom of the screen as you scroll down and displays program specific scores and details - including program goals, pharmacy performance percentile rank and program details (further details are found by hovering over the question mark icon next to the program name).