236. Controlling High Blood Pressure

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

This measure is to be reported a minimum of once per performance period for patients with hypertension seen during the performance period. The performance period for this measure is 12 months. The most recent quality code submitted will be used for performance calculation. This measure may be reported by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

  • In reference to the numerator element, only blood pressure readings performed by a MIPS eligible clinician in the provider office are acceptable for numerator compliance with this measure. Blood pressure readings from the patient's home (including readings directly from monitoring devices) are not acceptable.
  • If no blood pressure is recorded during the measurement period, the patient's blood pressure is assumed "not controlled."
  • If there are multiple blood pressure readings on the same day, use the lowest systolic and the lowest diastolic reading as the most recent blood pressure reading.