|CMS Measure ID:||CMS65v7|
|Measure Description:||Percentage of patients aged 18-85 years of age with a diagnosis of hypertension whose blood pressure improved during the measurement period|
|Initial Patient Population:||All patients aged 18-85 years of age, who had at least one outpatient visit in the first six months of the measurement year, who have a diagnosis of essential hypertension documented during that outpatient visit, and who have uncontrolled baseline blood pressure at the time of that visit|
|Denominator Statement:||Equals Initial Population|
|Denominator Exclusions:||Exclude from the denominator all patients with evidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on or prior to December 31 of the measurement year. Documentation of dialysis or kidney transplant also meets the criteria for evidence of ESRD.|
Exclude from the denominator all patients with a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement year.
Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year.
|Numerator Statement:||Patients whose follow-up blood pressure is at least 10 mmHg less than their baseline blood pressure or is adequately controlled.|
If a follow-up blood pressure reading is not recorded during the measurement year, the patient's blood pressure is assumed not improved.
|Numerator Exclusions:||Not Applicable|
Modified on: Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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