CMS Measure ID:

CMS156v7

Version:

7.3.000

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 whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period

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