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Measure #154: Falls: Risk Assessment
National Quality Strategy Domain: Patient Safety
Meaningful Measure Area: Preventable Healthcare Harm
Measure Type: Process
High Priority: Yes
Description: Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a history of falls that had a risk assessment for falls completed within 12 months.
Instructions: This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients seen during the performance period. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. This measure is appropriate for use in all non-acute settings (with the exception of emergency departments and acute care hospitals). This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.
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