Just the Facts Ma’am – Star Ratings Edition


Joe FridayBy Kurt A. Proctor, Ph.D., RPh, NCPA Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

If Joe Friday asked me about Medicare star ratings, here is what I would say…


  • Health plans get star ratings, not pharmacies

  • Pharmacies are increasingly being differentiated by how they impact the plans’ star rating measures

  • A pharmacy’s performance on these types of key quality measures will likely soon start to impact how much they are paid (value-based purchasing) and even if they are included in a network at all!

  • EQuIPP (Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies) provides plans and pharmacies with dashboards of pharmacy specific benchmarked performance information

  • Pharmacies should know how they are doing and where they might need to improve to ensure their future success

Want to know more than just these facts?

NCPA CEO Doug Hoey had this to say.

America’s Pharmacist article on Star Ratings

More about EQuIPP

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