Definition: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with a current or prior left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge 

References: CMS135, NQF 0081


Denominator: All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure AND current or prior LVEF < 40% or diagnosis of Moderate or Severe LVSD.


Denominator Exclusions: None

Numerator: Patients who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge


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