Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

Last updated: July 12, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS139v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: 0101
Measure Description:

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

Initial Patient Population:

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

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

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

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not screening for fall risk (eg, patient is not ambulatory)

Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Patient Safety
Next Version: Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk
Previous Version: Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk
Measure Score: Proportion
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality.

Guidance:

None

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

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

Logic

  • Added audiology codes to the initial population to allow more providers to report the measure.
  • Added ophthalmology codes to the initial population to allow more providers to report the measure.
  • Introduced the new timing operator 'overlaps' to replace two lines of logic (AND/AND NOT) or to enforce when an event or set of events occur to meet the measure intent.
  • Replaced 'ORs' with 'Union of' operator to provide a mechanism for specifying that qualifying event(s) must be a member of at least one of the data elements being unioned (if appropriate for measure intent).
  • Replaced 'Patient Characteristic Birthdate' with 'Age at' operator.

Value Sets

  • Value set Audiology Visit (OID 2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1066): Created new value set with 4 CPT codes (92540, 92541, 92542, 92548).
  • Value set Falls Screening (OID 2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.12.1028): Added 1 LOINC code (52552-7).
  • Value set Ophthalmological Services (OID 2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1285): Created new value set with 4 CPT codes (92002, 92004, 92012, 92014).
  • Value set Patient not ambulatory (OID 2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.12.1009): Added 1 SNOMED code (160684002).

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