Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS127v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: 0043
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine.

Initial Patient Population:

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

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:


Numerator Statement:

Patients who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:


Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version:
Previous Version:
Measure Score: Proportion
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality


It is recommended that patients 65 years of age or older receive one pneumococcal vaccination in their lifetime.


Release Notes


  • Copyright updated.
  • Disclaimer updated.
  • eMeasure version number incremented.


  • Replaced 'ORs' with 'Union of' operator.
  • Replaced 'Patient Characteristic Birthdate' with 'Age at' operator.
  • Replaced 'starts before or during (SBOD)' with 'starts before end of (SBE)'.

Value Sets

  • Value set Pneumococcal Vaccine (OID 2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.110.12.1027): Added 1 CVX code (133).

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