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Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

CMS Measure ID
CMS139v8
Version
8
NQF Number
Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were screened for future fall risk during the measurement period

Initial Population

Patients aged 65 years and older with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement
Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

Exclude patients who were non-ambulatory at some point in the measurement period.

Numerator Statement

Patients who were screened for future fall risk at least once within the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Previous Version
Measure Scoring
Measure Type
Improvement Notation

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

None

Quality ID
318
Meaningful Measure

Specifications

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CMS139v8-TRN.xlsx 21.58 KB

Release Notes

 

Header

  • Updated eCQM version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version number

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated NQF number to 'Not Applicable.'

    Measure Section: NQF Number

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated endorsed by field to 'None.'

    Measure Section: Endorsed By

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated clinical recommendation statement.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references to align with American Psychological Association (APA) style.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated parenthetical citations to align with American Psychological Association (APA) style.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

 

Logic

  • Updated the names of Clinical Quality Language (CQL) definitions, functions, and/or aliases for clarification and to align with CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Definitions and Functions

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated Clinical Quality Language (CQL) expression to conform with the HL7 Standard: Clinical Quality Language Specification, Release 1 STU 3 (CQL 1.3).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated definitions and functions in the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library to align with standards changes, Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Style Guide, and to include two new functions related to calculating hospital stays.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated version number of the Hospice Library (Hospice-2.0.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-4.0.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

 

Value Set

The VSAC is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value sets.

  • Value set Annual Wellness Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1240): Added SNOMED CT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.2.1772) including 2 codes.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Ophthalmological Services (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1285): Added SNOMED CT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.2.1771) including 4 codes.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Falls Screening (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.12.1028): Deleted 10 SNOMED CT codes (401196007, 408422004, 408423009, 408589008, 414191008, 426938003, 427206005, 443731004, 445990009, 711054005).

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Direct reference code for Birth date (LOINC Code (21112-8)) now displayed in Human Readable.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Removed code system versions from direct reference codes. Please refer to Appendix A of the Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Logic and Implementation Guidance document for a list of code system versions used in the eCQM specifications for 2020 reporting/performance.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Standardized purpose statement language in value sets across eCQMs. Value set purpose statements are visible in the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) as well as the downloadable eCQM value set files.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Falls Screening (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.12.1028): Deleted SNOMED CT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.11.1035).

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2019