CMS Measure ID:

CMS144v7

Version:

7.1.000

NQF Number:

0083

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 beta-blocker 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 beta-blocker 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 beta-blocker therapy (eg, low blood pressure, fluid overload, asthma, patients recently treated with an intravenous positive inotropic agent, 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 healthcare system).