Brief Description of Measure:
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
Description of Issue:
The numerator in the measure narrative states “…prescribed beta-blocker therapy either within a 12-month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge,” but the logic does not limit the prescribed medication to "within a 12-month period" when seen in an outpatient setting.
This isn't a logic issue but rather a narrative issue. The intent of the measure is to determine if the Beta Blocker was prescribed during the measurement period, which is reflected in the current logic.
Update measure numerator narrative to state "…prescribed beta-blocker therapy during the measurement period…"
Rationale for Change:
The proposed change will align the measure numerator narrative with measure intent and logic.