Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQUIPP® as of May 13, 2022. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
YTD Date Range: January 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Year-to-Date (YTD) reporting for the 2022 calendar year has returned! This will be the first YTD reporting available for the 2022 plan year.
EQUIPP® PLATFORM: PQS will be releasing a new version later in 2022! We are excited for you to experience a refreshed dashboard featuring a new user-friendly display and an enhanced patient-centered view that will allow you to see patients attributed to multiple measures and all patients associated with a measure.
NEW EQUIPP® PLATFORM FAQs
We know that you may have some questions on the new platform and when you can start using the new dashboard. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions:
Q: Why is EQUIPP® changing?
A: We’ve taken feedback from our users to create a new and improved platform, redesigned to provide a better user experience to enable a more proactive approach to quality improvement.
Q: Do I (as a current user) need to do anything to get on the new EQUIPP®?
A: EQUIPP® users do not need to take any steps at this time. Please continue to access the EQUIPP® dashboard the way that you do today, until general availability of the new platform later this year. Our EQUIPP® refresh notices will keep you updated with a timeline over the next few months of when the new version of EQUIPP® will be available to all users.
Q: How do I get access to the new version of EQUIPP®?
A: PQS, or your corporate / central pharmacy organization, will notify you when you can access the new platform. During the transition to the new EQUIPP®, you will receive user access instructions from our team.
Q: Where can I find out more information?
A: Updates regarding the new platform will be posted in future EQUIPP® refresh notices. You can also visit https://www.pharmacyquality.com/equippevolution to learn more about the new features. As always, if you have any questions regarding EQUIPP®, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Influenza Performance Update:
The latest CDC flu report ending April 23, 2022, shows seasonal influenza activity in the United States continues to increase in some areas of the country. Also noted: the first human detection of avian influenza A(H5) in the United States was reported.
Current Influenza Immunization performance data date range: June 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
For more Immunization Measure information including an educational video and user
guide, please visit our website at https://www.pharmacyquality.com/immunizations/
NEW! PQS Summary of Pharmacy/Medication-Related Updates in the CY2023 Rate Announcement
PQS has summarized the Calendar Year 2023 Advance Notice Rate Announcement as it pertains to pharmacy and medication-related updates. It is now available for download.
PQS Quality Corner Show Podcast
Quality Corner Show Podcast Highlights on Geriatrics
Two recent episodes of the Quality Corner Show highlight the topic of geriatrics. Use the links below to learn more about ways to care for your geriatric patients:
About the PQS Quality Corner Show: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).