Fact Sheet

Falls Prevention in Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans partner with community-based organizations to provide evidence-based Falls Prevention Programs. 

• For older adults, falls are the leading cause of injuries and injury related deaths.

• $31 billion of Medicare costs are related to falls each year.

• Medicare Advantage contracts with community-based organizations to provide falls prevention programs to beneficiaries.

• Falls prevention programs that lead to significant behavioral changes avert medical costs.

• Medicare Advantage plans promote falls prevention programs by increasing awareness and recruiting at risk beneficiaries

• Reducing falls risk is a quality measure in Medicare Advantage.