Table 1. Documentation of Care Recommended By JNC 7
CriteriaWeight
Diagnosis
    1. Cardiovascular risk factors1
    2. Identified blood pressure goal1
    3. BP goal was communicated to the patient, verbally or in writing1
Pharmacology
    4. Monotherapy where appropriate (stage I HTN)2
    5. Combination therapy where appropriate (stage II HTN or stage I HTN with comorbidities)2
Follow-up
    6. Absence of BP control noted whenever office BP measurements exceed 140/90 mm Hg1
    7. Lifestyle modifications discussed during at least 50% of encounters1
Laboratory monitoring
    8. Fasting lipid panel measured within past 12 months2
    9. Patients with diabetes mellitus and/or chronic kidney disease screened for urine albumin within past 12 months2
    10. Serum creatinine measured within past 12 months2
    11. Blood glucose measured within past 12 months2
    12. Hematocrit measured within past 12 months1
    13. Serum potassium measured within past 12 months1
    14. Serum calcium measured within past 12 months1
    15. EKG measured at any point in the past2
  • BP, blood pressure; EKG, electrocardiogram; HTN, hypertension.