Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative: Quality Credentialed Pharmacies
Patients now have the option of choosing their pharmacy based on quality.
What do you expect from your pharmacist? What do you think makes a high-quality pharmacy? These questions are very important but difficult to answer. The Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative (WPQC) has a program that helps answer those questions.
It starts with a definition of quality. WPQC has identified key “best practices” for community pharmacies. To be credentialed for quality with WPQC, a pharmacy needs to show that they consistently follow all of the best practices.
Examples of best practices include –
- Having a quality process to track and prevent drug errors
- Proactively talk to patients about new drug safety warnings from the FDA
- Opening each bottle and showing it to the patient to make sure the medication looks the same
When you use a WPQC credentialed pharmacy, you will benefit from the best practices in pharmacy care. Your pharmacist will handle your medications safely. Your pharmacist will also take an active role in managing all of your medicines and medical conditions.
In addition to quality credentialing, WPQC pharmacies can provide a variety of services to members with a Unity drug benefit. These services, listed below, are available without a copayment.