As part of our ongoing effort to improve medicine adherence and patient safety, we’re adding a new system for better sharing drug-related performance metrics with community pharmacies. We’re implementing the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP), which makes it easy to track performance against Medicare Part D Star rating measures.
EQuIPP will aggregate de-identified data from the Medicare and Medicaid plans we serve to provide benchmarks of key measures tracked for Star ratings:
- High-risk medicine use
- Appropriate high blood pressure treatment for members with diabetes
- Adherence to oral diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure medicines
The benchmark data we share through EQuIPP will represent more than 1 million Medicare and more than 500,000 Medicaid members.
We’ll be able to share the benchmark data with community pharmacies via user-friendly dashboards. The added information should empower pharmacies to make further improvements that help Medicare and Medicaid members get the medicine they need.
To learn more about EQuIPP, read the press release issued by EQuIPP provider Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) or contact your Prime representative.
To learn more about the Medicare Star Ratings Program, read this article from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.