CMS Measure ID:

CMS22v7

Version:

7.1.000

NQF Number:

N/A

Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older seen during the reporting period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented based on the current blood pressure (BP) reading as indicated

Initial Patient Population:

All patients aged 18 years and older at the beginning of the measurement period with at least one eligible encounter during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

Patient has an active diagnosis of hypertension

Numerator Statement:

Patients who were screened for high blood pressure AND have a recommended follow-up plan documented, as indicated if the blood pressure is pre-hypertensive or hypertensive

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

Patient Reason(s):

Patient refuses to participate (either BP measurement or follow-up)

OR

Medical Reason(s):

Patient is in an urgent or emergent medical situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient's health status.  This may include but is not limited to severely elevated BP when immediate medical treatment is indicated.