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erikpt13

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Does anyone know how to report measure #317 concerning Blood Pressure correctly?  I can't tell if we are supposed to take a BP reading on EVERY visit or not.  I know that we are supposed to take the reading at least once per year, but I'm confused with the 50% reporting rule regarding this measure. 

For instance if a patient has normal BP, do we continue to take a BP reading on every visit (to make sure we reach the 50% reporting threshold) and then continue to use a G code saying it is normal?  

Also, if a BP is elevated and they have an "active diagnosis" of hypertension, or maybe they are even on BP meds from their PCP, do we continue to take a BP on every visit and report it as elevated?  Or can we use the G code (G8784) that says we did not take a BP because the patient is "not eligible" due to an "active diagnosis" of hypertension? 

If anyone is able to shed some light on this topic I'd appreciate the help.  Thanks.
erikpt13

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I think I found the answer in the ACA Guidebook concerning PQRS in 2014.  The 50% reporting rule concerns only measures #131 (pain assessment) and #182 (functional outcome), whereas measure #317 about blood pressure has to be done only once a year at minimum.
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