Percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90 mmHg) during the measurement period.
|Denominator:||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.
|Numerator:||Patients whose blood pressure at the most recent visit is adequately controlled (systolic blood pressure <140 mmHG and diastolic blood pressure <90 mmHg) during the measurement period.
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Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.
|Guidance:||If there are multiple blood pressure readings on the same day, use the lowest systolic and the lowest diastolic readings as the most recent blood pressure reading.|
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS165|
|High Priority Measure:||Yes|