Proposed Performance Measures for Hypertension and Stable Coronary Artery Disease Now Available for Public Comment! (25 Feb 2010)

Frederick Masoudi, MD, MSPH

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, collaborating with the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI), have drafted an updated set of clinical performance measures for assessing and improving the quality of ambulatory care of patients with hypertension and stable coronary artery disease. These measures, which assess processes of care (e.g., medication prescription) and intermediate outcomes (e.g., risk factor levels), are designed to address either quality improvement or accountability. They will be submitted for endorsement by the National Quality Forum (NQF) when completed. The measures defined in each condition are… Continue Reading