CMS Measure ID:

CMS165v7

Version:

7.3.000

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 whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

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