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MPhA April Webinar

Pharmacy Performance Metrics: Impacting CMS Stars and much more

The U.S. healthcare system is rapidly shifting to a value-driven model in which provider payments are partly dependent on the quality of patient care provided. Today, health plans are seeking ways to incentivize all health care providers to enhance quality. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to discuss strategies for improvement of performance metrics related to medication management and use.



  1. Explain performance metrics as they relate to:
    • CMS Medicare Star ratings
    • Pay for Performance
  2. Quality Based Networks
  3. Describe how performance metric ratings impact reimbursement.
  4. Identify changes to the Medicare Star ratings in 2016.
  5. Evaluate the engagement of consumers’ awareness of Medicare Star ratings.
  6. Formulate a method to deliver proactive patient center care related to CMS Star ratings.

Speaker: Elliott M. Sogol, PhD, RPh, FAPhA

Elliott M. SogolElliott M. Sogol, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, currently serves as the Vice President Professional Relations for Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS). His responsibilities include strategic planning, training, education, working with pharmacies and pharmacy organizations to engage in quality based patient care at the highest level. In addition, he leads a team of pharmacy quality consultants who provide insights into medication management and use performance metrics.


Prior to joining PQS, Dr. Sogol held positions in the Healthcare Professional Services group for Target Corporation. As Group Manager his responsibilities included strategic planning, patient medication quality and safety review, clinical services development, relationship management in healthcare, clinical pharmacy education services, pharmacist and technician clinical educational training and programs. Prior to these roles Dr. Sogol was the pharmacy manager at a Target pharmacy. He has also held positions in academia at Campbell University School of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois-Chicago. In addition, he held leadership positions in the corporate and R&D divisions within Glaxo Smith Kline.


Dr. Sogol currently serves on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) MDT 2. Adherence to Immunosuppressants Post-Transplant committee. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at Campbell University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Florida, and the University of North Carolina. Dr. Sogol served as the Science Officer for the American Pharmacists Association from 2003 to 2010.


Dr. Sogol co-authored the book “The Good Pharmacist; Characteristics, Virtues, and Habits”


He received his professional and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

Registration Fees:

Free for MPhA members and $25 for nonmembers. Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration.

Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration, please use the promo code “WebinarComp16” when checking out.

Continuing Education:

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for one credit hour.

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation
  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact jacquied@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any technical questions or issues.

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