This measure shows the percentage of members 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN) and whose BP was adequately controlled (<140/90 mm Hg) during the measurement year.
- Adequate control is defined as both a representative systolic BP <140 mm Hg and a representative diastolic BP of <90 mm Hg.
The specifications of this measure are consistent with current clinical guidelines, such as those of the USPSTF and the Joint National Committee. Treatment to improve hypertension includes dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as appropriate use of medications.
Vermont Medicaid's performance on this measure has been below the national Medicaid 50th percentile benchmark.
Last updated: September 2021