Clinical Quality Measure
CMS156v2 (NQF 0022) - Adult Recommended Core Measure

Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly

Percentage of patients 66 years of age and older who were ordered high-risk medications.



NQS DOMAIN:   Patient Safety




Description and Implementation within the EMR software

There is 1 denominator having 2 numerators in this measure and this translates to 2 sets in total.

Denominator: All patients 66 years or older with at least 1 encounter during the meaningful-use reporting period.

Numerator 1: Patients in the above mentioned list who were prescribed/dispensed at least one high-risk medication. UniCharts looks for the custom code QM022A: [Quality Measure] One high-risk medication prescribed or dispensed within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation.

Numerator 2: Patients in the above mentioned list who were prescribed/dispensed at least two different high-risk medications. UniCharts looks for the custom code QM022B: [Quality Measure] Two or more different high-risk medications prescribed or dispensed within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation.

Exceptions: None

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