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Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC) Disease Care Management

Launched in 2014, QBPC is a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana population health and quality improvement program designed to improve the overall health of the population.

  • Hypertension — Patients with a history of hypertension on one or more medications for hypertension are considered “hypertensive” for QBPC purposes regardless of blood pressure reading(s).
  • Chronic Kidney Disease — Patients with a decline in kidney function for three or more months — as determined by an estimate of the Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) of less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 OR significant albuminuria NOT on any form of renal replacement therapy including kidney transplant — are eligible for QBPC enrollment.


  • 29,473 eligible patients
  • 80% compliance rate

Optimal Chronic Kidney Disease Care

  • 1,746 eligible patients
  • 86% compliance rate

OHN Partners: Driving Continuous Improvement Across Three Imperative Metrics

  • Appropriate Emergency Department Utilization — Reducing ED visits for non-urgent or primary care-treatable issues
  • Blood Pressure Control — Striving for optimal compliance with pharmacotherapy
  • Cost-Effective Pharmacy Utilization — Making sure the safest, most cost-effective drug is chosen and ensuring proper use

Numbers based on OHN’s 2020 Annual Report

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