Percentage of patients 18–85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure (BP) was adequately controlled (less than 140/90 mmHg) during the measurement period.

Denominator (Universe) (Columns 2a and 2b)

Patients 18 through 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 with a medical visit during the measurement period

Note: For 2018 program year, include patients who were born on or after January 1, 1933, and on or before December 31, 1999.

Numerator (Column 2c)

  • Patients whose blood pressure at the most recent visit is adequately controlled (systolic blood pressure less than 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg) during the measurement period


  • Patients with evidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis or renal transplant before or during the measurement period
  • Patients with a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period
  • Patients who were in hospice care during the measurement period