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Medication Adherence for Hypertension (RAS antagonists)

Advantage MD. Members 18 years or older.

Percent of members 18 years or older with a prescription for a blood pressure medication (RAS antagonist) who fill their prescription often enough to cover 80% or more of the time they are supposed to be taking the medication in the measurement period.

Best Practice and Measure Tips

RAS antagonist medications include:

  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Direct renin inhibitors
  • Members qualify for the measure with the second fill, but the measurement period starts with the date of the first fill.

To be included in the measure, the first fill of medication must occur at least 91 days before the end of the enrollment period.

Measure Exclusions

Required Exclusions: Anytime in the Measurement year:

  • Hospice
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • One or more prescription claim for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto®).