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Heart Failure

The PMC reviewed relevant performance measures and makes the following recommendations.

Printable version of the recommendations.

 ID #Measure NameRecommendation
NQF 0028
PQRS 226

Preventive Care & Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening & Cessation Intervention
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use at least once during the two-year measurement period AND who received cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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NQF 0079
PQRS 198

Heart Failure: Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Assessment (Outpatient Setting)
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure for whom the quantitative or qualitative results of a recent or prior (any time in the past) LVEF assessment is documented within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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NQF 0081
PQRS 5

Heart Failure: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure with a current or prior LVEF < 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting or at hospital discharge
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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NQF 0083
PQRS 8

Heart Failure: Beta-blocker therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure with a current or prior LVEF < 40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting or at hospital discharge
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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