Navigation Links
Kaiser Permanente Receives Award for Excellence in Medication Safety

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Kaiser Permanente will receive the Pharmacy Quality Alliance's annual Quality Award, an honor that recognizes health plans achieving excellence in medication safety and quality.

Kaiser Permanente's health plans in California are the winners this year, and they will receive the award at PQA's annual meeting on May 29. In 2011, Kaiser Permanente health plans in Colorado and Hawaii were recipients; in 2012, Kaiser Permanente Northwest won the award.

"This honor recognizes our consistent dedication to safety and quality," said David Kvancz , vice president, national pharmacy programs and services for Kaiser Permanente. "Our coordinated care delivery model allows all members of the care team to access patients' medical records, offering multiple opportunities to review medications for safety and effectiveness."

The PQA Quality Award recognizes health plans, Pharmacy Benefit Management plans and others that offer Medicare Part D prescription benefits and are high performers in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Star Quality Rating Program. To qualify for the PQA's Quality Award, a health plan must:

  • Achieve a 5-star rating on all PQA measures in the Part D star ratings
  • Achieve at least 4 stars on the Part D summary rating

For the 2013 plan year, Kaiser Permanente's health plans in California achieved a 5-star overall summary rating (the highest rating from CMS) on Part D. The California health plans also received an overall rating of 5 stars for Part C for 2013.

The 2013 PQA Quality Award follows several other recent honors received by Kaiser Permanente:

  • Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plans in California received a 5-star rating for 2013, the only health plan in the state to get the top rating and one of only 11 plans in the nation to get a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It was the second straight year Kaiser Permanente in California has received 5 stars.
  • Seventeen Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California and Southern California were named "Top Hospitals" in 2012 by The Leapfrog Group. Only 93 hospitals in the nation – of more than 1,200 surveyed – received this honor.
  • Nearly all Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California received "A" grades in The Leapfrog Group's 2012 Hospital Safety Scores.
  • Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California were ranked as Top Performers in 2012 by The Joint Commission.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to

Contact: Keith Paulsen , 510-625-5667

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Kaiser Permanente Members Share Stories of Survival for Februarys Heart Health Month
2. Jack Cochran, MD, Executive Director of The Permanente Federation at Kaiser Permanente, named to National Quality Forum Board
3. Kaiser Permanente Joins Rock Health to Support Digital Innovation in Health Care
4. Kaiser Permanente Appoints Alexandra Morehouse as Vice President of Advertising and Brand Management
5. Four Million People Choose Connectivity and Convenience with Kaiser Permanentes Personal Health Record
6. My Health Manager Users More Likely to Remain Kaiser Permanente Members
7. Kaiser Permanente Ranks Highest in 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Employer Satisfaction Study for Second Year in a Row
8. Tengion Receives MPA Approval of CTA for Neo-Kidney Augment Phase 1 Trial in Sweden
9. Soligenix Receives IND Clearance from FDA to Initiate Clinical Program to Evaluate SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis
10. Quantel Medical Receives FDA Clearance for new Vitra Multispot Laser System
11. NW Bio Receives U.S. Patent On Broad Processes For Producing More Potent Dendritic Cells
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... VANCOUVER , Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI ) announced today that ... the pre-planned interim futility analysis of the intent-to-treat (ITT) ... issues were identified by the DMC. Both the DMC ... results are expected in the second half of 2016, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... -- As enforcement of the Food and Drug ... approaches, InfiniTrak announced today new partnerships ... looming FDA regulations. --> ... with State Pharmacy Associations, an independent pharmacist association, ... exclusively provide the InfiniTrak track-and-trace software solution to ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ) ... "Medium Molecular Weight Polyisobutylene Market for Gum ... - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... report to their offering. --> ... the "Medium Molecular Weight Polyisobutylene Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/1/2015)... N.C. (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... The ... to drive awareness and funds for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) research, timed today to ... Atrophy takes many things from patients including their ability to work and be productive, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The North American Meat Institute ... meat and poultry play in a healthy, balanced diet. , includes a ... can check their “meat IQ,” a section offering straight talk on controversies, information ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... World Patent ... Multi Jar, a container patent that allows for easier packing and organizing of items ... is worth $90 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... area in rural West Tennessee to receive Gigabit Internet through a partnership this ... of America’s largest cities, Henderson is an attractive destination for entrepreneurs who want ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research has published the ... ”. , As corresponding author Dr Ankita Modi says “Pre-existing gastrointestinal events may ... a large US managed care database, women aged 55 years or older with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):