February 10, 2014
National Committee for Quality Assurance
- Cholesterol management for patients with cardiovascular conditions: percentage of members 18 to 75 years of age who were discharged alive for AMI, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), or percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) from January 1 to November 1 of the year prior to the measurement year, or who had a diagnosis of ischemic vascular disease (IVD) during the measurement year and the year prior to the measurement year, who had a LDL-C screening and LDL-C control (less than 100 mg/dL). This updates a previously published measure summary.
- Controlling high blood pressure: percentage of members 18 to 85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN) and whose BP was adequately controlled (less than 140/90) during the measurement year.This updates a previously published measure summary.
- Persistence of beta-blocker treatment after a heart attack: percentage of members 18 years of age and older during the measurement year who were hospitalized and discharged alive from July 1 of the year prior to the measurement year to June 30 of the measurement year with a diagnosis of AMI and who received persistent beta-blocker treatment for six months after discharge. This updates a previously published measure summary