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Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

Last updated: May 16, 2019

CMS Measure ID: CMS139v5
Version: 5
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 Population:

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

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Populationinfo-icon

Denominator Exclusions:


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:
Previous Version:
Measure Scoring: Proportion
Measure Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality.



Quality ID: 318
High Priority Measure: Yes
Data Submission Method: CMS Web Interface,EHR


Release Notes


  • ‚ÄčUpdated Copyright.

    Section: Copyright

    Source: Annual Update

  • Clarified the definition of screening for future fall risk.

    Section: Definition

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Updated Disclaimer.

    Section: Disclaimer

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source: Annual Update

  • Updated Measure Developerinfo-icon.

    Section: Measure Developer

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Updated Rationale.

    Section: Rationale

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Updated References.

    Section: Reference

    Source: Measure Lead

Value Setinfo-icon

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

    Section: None

    Source: None

  • Value set Medical Reason (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1007): Deleted 1 SNOMEDCT code (161590003).

    Section: None

    Source: None

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