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Clinical Quality Measures Report - Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented

Overview
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

A patient will be in the denominator when they have all of the following- 

  • An age of 18+ years
  • A visit during your reporting period

A patient will be in the numerator when they have all of the following- 

  • A Diastolic Blood Pressure LNC code entered on imported as a Lab Order with a Received Date matching the Procedure Date of their visit
  • A Systolic Blood Pressure LNC code entered on imported as a Lab Order with a Received Date matching the Procedure Date of their visit
    • If their Systolic BP is under 120 and their Diastolic BP is under 80, they have a normal BP and will be in the numerator
    • If their Systolic BP is between 120 and 140 and their Diastolic BP is between 80 and 90, they will also need one of the following-
      • A Referral to Alternative Provider / Primary Care provider snomed code entered into their EMR or EHR form with a Start Date and End Date matching the Procedure Date of their visit
      • A Followup Within One Year snomed code entered into their EMR or EHR form with a Start Date and End Date matching the Procedure Date of their visit
    • If their Systolic BP is over 140 and their Diastolic BP is over 90, they will also need one of the following-
      • A Referral to Alternative Provider / Primary Care provider snomed code entered into their EMR or EHR form with a Start Date and End Date matching the Procedure Date of their visit
      • A Followup Within 4 Weeks snomed code entered into their EMR or EHR form with a Start Date and End Date matching the Procedure Date of their visit
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