CMS Measure ID:

CMS145v7

Version:

7.2.000

NQF Number:

0070

Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12-month period who also have a prior MI or a current or prior LVEF <40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy

Initial Patient Population:

All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12-month period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population who also have prior (within the past 3 years) MI or a current or prior LVEF <40%

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Patients who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not prescribing beta-blocker therapy (eg, allergy, intolerance, other medical reasons).

Documentation of patient reason(s) for not prescribing beta-blocker therapy (eg, patient declined, other patient reasons).

Documentation of system reason(s) for not prescribing beta-blocker therapy (eg, other reasons attributable to the health care system).