Clinical Quality Measures
Measure Description: Percentage of patients aged 18-85 years of age with a diagnosis of hypertension whose blood pressure improved during the measurement period
Denominator: All patients aged 18-85 years of age, who had at least one outpatient visit in the first six months of the measurement year, who have a diagnosis of essential hypertension documented during that outpatient visit, and who have uncontrolled baseline blood pressure at the time of that visit
Numerator: Patients whose follow-up blood pressure is at least 10 mmHg less than their baseline blood pressure or is adequately controlled.
If a follow-up blood pressure reading is not recorded during the measurement year, the patient's blood pressure is assumed "not improved."
Measure Calculation in ChARM EHR: AUTOMATIC
This measure is automatically calculated based on the BP recorded in the Vitals section of the patient in multiple encounters.
To satisfy this measure, for patient with Age >= 18 and < 85 years with an active diagnosis of “Essential Hypertension” (Example ICD 10 codes : I10 ), take appropriate clinical measures to show improvement in the BP level of patient in subsequent visits.
Denominator Exclusion: Patients will be automatically excluded if they satisfy anyone of the below conditions
In addition, you can manually exclude a patient from denominator, based on other conditions listed below under 'Encounter > MU' section.