Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

Last updated: May 18, 2016

CMS Measure ID: CMS139v3
Version: 3
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 Patient 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
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality.

Guidance:

None

Specifications

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