This section will describe the current ICD 9 hypertension codes included and excluded in the NQF 18 measure. Additionally help you understand what is in the ICD 9 hypertension codes and how health systems/health care providers use them for reporting, managing patient populations and quality care.
This section will describe the current ICD 9 diabetes codes included and excluded in the NQF 59 measure. Additionally help you understand what is in the ICD 9 diabetes codes and how health systems/health care providers use them for reporting, managing patient populations and quality care.
The purpose of this performance measure is to move states toward having the capacity to report state-level blood pressure control measures (as in the enhanced component of FOA 1305). The performance measure captures the number of health care systems in the state that report National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure 18 to promote quality improvement and population reporting of quality improvement data. (CDC DRAFT Operational 1305-)
The purpose of Strategy 5 is for States to increase the healthcare providers' awareness of the level of undiagnosed hypertension. The focus is specific to health systems and the care system design (protocols, clinical decision supports, and health IT) they have in place to assure that those with hypertension get properly diagnosed and treated. Note: This is not about increasing the public's awareness, or the patients' awareness.
Numerator - Number of patients with a documented diagnosis of high blood pressure or hypertension in the EHR system (proxy for awareness)
Denominator - Number of adult patients in a defined health care system with high blood pressure (inclusive of undiagnosed and diagnosed)
Further details forthcoming from the CDC 1305 Basic Component Operationalized Performance Measures Guidance