CMS Measure ID:CMS156v6
Version:6
NQF Number:0022
Measure Description:Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were ordered high-risk medications. Two rates are reported.
a. Percentage of patients who were ordered at least one high-risk medication.
b. Percentage of patients who were ordered at least two of the same high-risk medications.
Initial Patient Population:Patients 65 years and older who had a visit during the measurement period
Denominator Statement:Equals Initial Population
Denominator Exclusions:Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year
Numerator Statement:Numerator 1: Patients with an order for at least one high-risk medication during the measurement period
Numerator 2: Patients with at least two orders for the same high-risk medication during the measurement period
Numerator Exclusions:Not Applicable
Denominator Exceptions:None