Friday, April 26, 2013 APTA Podcast Offers Instruction on PQRS Falls Measures Reporting Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures for reporting patients’ risks for falls are intended to help minimize falls—and resulting injuries or death—in adults aged 65 or older. A new APTA podcast walks you through the reporting process for these measures, measure 154 Falls: Risk Assessment and measure 155 Falls: Plan of Care. Listen to APTA's Heather Smith, program director of quality, explain how these measures are a paired set, what to do if the patient’s falls history is positive or negative, and how to report if you have a valid reason not to perform the risk assessment. APTA podcasts are prerecorded discussions and interviews, not live events. Members can listen to podcasts at their convenience by clicking on the links provided in News Now articles, visiting www.apta.org/Podcasts/, or subscribing to APTA podcasts on iTunes.