CMS Measure ID:CMS165v6
NQF Number:0018
Measure Description:Percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90mmHg) during the measurement period
Initial Patient Population:Patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of essential hypertension within the first six months of the measurement period or any time prior to the measurement period
Denominator Statement:Equals Initial Population
Denominator Exclusions:Patients with evidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis or renal transplant before or during the measurement period. Also, exclude patients with a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period.
Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year.
Numerator Statement:Patients whose blood pressure at the most recent visit is adequately controlled (systolic blood pressure < 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg) during the measurement period
Numerator Exclusions:Not Applicable
Denominator Exceptions:None