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Controlling High Blood Pressure

This HEDIS Measure

Assesses adults 18–85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled based on the following criteria:

  • Adults 18-59 years of age whose blood pressure was <140/90 mm Hg.
  • Adults 60-85 years of age, with a diagnosis of diabetes, whose blood pressure was <140/90 mm Hg.
  • Adults 60-85 years of age, without a diagnosis of diabetes, whose blood pressure was <150/90 mm Hg.

So What?

Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the United States.1

Controlling high blood pressure is an important step in preventing heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease, and in reducing the risk of developing other serious conditions.2 Health care providers and plans can help individuals manage their high blood pressure by prescribing medications and encouraging low-sodium diets, increased physical activity and smoking cessation.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2012. “About High Blood Pressure.” http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htm
  2. James, P.A., S. Oparil, B.L. Carter, W.C. Cushman, C. Dennison-Himmelfarb, J. Handler, D.T. Lackland, et al. 2014. 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Report from the Panel Members Appointment to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). 311:507–20.
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Controlling High Blood Pressure
  Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 62.4 54.5 56.5 69.6 69.7
2015 60.5 53.4 54.7 67.9 65.6
2014 64.0 57.2 57.1 70.7 68.5
2013 64.4 57.6 56.5 65.5 62.5
2012 63.0 57.4 56.3 63.6 58.6
2011 65.4 58.4 56.8 64.0 60.6
2010 63.4 56.7 55.6 61.9 55.7
2009 64.1 48.3 55.3 59.8 54.8
2008 63.4 55.8 58.5
2007 62.2 53.5 57.6
2006 59.7 48.9 53.1 56.8 51.2
2005 68.8 60.9 61.5 66.4 60.6
2004 66.8 61.4 64.6
2003 62.2 58.6 61.4
2002 58.4 52.3 56.9
2001 55.4 53.0 53.6
2000 51.5
1999 39.0