CMS Measure ID:

CMS135v7

Version:

7.1.000

NQF Number:

0081

Measure Description:

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

Initial Patient Population:

All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population with a current or prior LVEF < 40%

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

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

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not prescribing ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy (eg, hypotensive patients who are at immediate risk of cardiogenic shock, hospitalized patients who have experienced marked azotemia, allergy, intolerance, other medical reasons).

Documentation of patient reason(s) for not prescribing ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy (eg, patient declined, other patient reasons).

Documentation of system reason(s) for not prescribing ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy (eg, other system reasons).