Primary Care Providers are often mandated to perform a comprehensive fall risk assessment at least annually on their Medicare population. However, due to lack of standardization, financial sustainability, and available technology/programs, physicians often do not provide this service.

With the introduction of Safe Balance into the primary care physician office, all of these problems are seamlessly solved with little additional time allocated to the provider making this one of the most efficient programs available today!

Quick Takeaways

  • Financially self-sustaining
  • Easily scalable for both large and small systems
  • Meets MIPs quality incentives for #154/#155
  • Provides a “Best-Practice” mode of fall prevention services
  • Enhance documentation of findings in a patient’s EMR
  • Can be provided by the following providers and clinicians: MD/DO/DPM/PA/NP/RN/OT/PT/MA

Fast Facts:

  • MIPS #154 & #155 is considered a “high priority” measure and applies to the following disciplines
    • Internal Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Podiatry
    • Preventative Medicine
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • RAND (2003) published a Systematic Review titled: “Falls Prevention Interventions in the Medicare Population” which highlighted the “Best Practice” approaches to proactive fall prevention services. This program design, (combined with MIPs #154/#155) is what the Safe Balance program is fundamentally rooted in.

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