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Heart Failure: Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with a current or prior left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

Measure Info

MIPS 008NQF 0083CMS 008NQF EndorsedCQMC Core Measure
Measure Type: 
Measure Steward: 
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Clinical Topic Area: 
Heart Failure

Care Setting: 
Home Care
Post-Acute Care
Data Source: 
Electronic Health Records

ACP supports QPP measure 008: “Heart Failure: Beta-blocker therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction” because the balance of evidence shows that long-term treatment with beta-blockers can lessen the symptoms of heart failure, improve the clinical status of patients, and enhance the patient’s overall sense of well- being. Furthermore, the measure aligns with current guidelines and represents high-value care for patients with chronic heart failure.