Meaningful Use Downloads
USHIK provides resources to assist users in consuming the Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measures published by CMS and the Value Sets published by the
National Library of Medicine's Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) in support of the Meaningful Use incentive payment programs. The source of
truth for these artifacts is CMS and NLM VSAC; users of USHIK are encouraged to consult these resources in conjunction with USHIK.
contact the USHIK team if there are questions about the
accuracy of any of these resources in USHIK.
CMS publishes the Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measures at:
NLM VSAC publishes the Meaningful Use Value Sets at: http://vsac.nlm.nih.gov
The downloads listed below which contain Concept Codes and Descriptions from various Code Systems supplied by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
require that you authenticate via UMLS before you can receive the files. When you click to download a file, you will be prompted to enter
your UMLS credentials.
If you do not have UMLS credentials, use the link below to start the process:
How to License and Access the Unified Medical Language System™ (UMLS™) Data
Sharing Value Sets (SVS) XML
Value Set Comma-Separated (CSV)
Single File XML
Download an XML file and schema which contains all 2014 CQMs, Quality Data Elements, Value Sets, and Concept Codes & Descriptions.
This file contains the same content as the CSV 'flat file' but is formatted as an XML file.
MS Excel™ Spreadsheet
Download a Microsoft Excel™ 2007 file (*.xlsx) which contains all 2014 CQMs, Quality Data Elements, Value Sets, and Concept Codes & Descriptions.
This file contains the same content as the CSV 'flat file' but is formatted as a spreadsheet in the MS Excel™ 2007 format.
November 25, 2013
Updated disclaimer language and file links to direct users to CMS.gov for download of CQM source specification files.
September 30, 2013
Export files which have been generated by release package have been made available for download in USHIK.
Various USHIK-generated export files have been updated to include the values of Code System OID for concepts in the Value Sets used by 2014 eCQMs.
June 28, 2013
Export files for the June 14, 2013 release of Eligible Professionals measures are now available on this page. These exports refer to the latest
versions of both Eligible Professionals measures and value sets and the latest versions of Eligible Hospitals measures and value sets.
The export files available on this page includes the updated version of CMS182v3 which was released (corrected) after the June 14 release date.
April 3, 2013
Export files for the April 1, 2013 release of Eligible Hospitals measures are now available on this page. These exports refer to the latest versions of both
Eligible Hospitals measures and value sets (which were released on April 1, 2013) and the latest versions of Eligible Professionals measures and value sets.
January 9, 2013
The Flat File / XML extracts have been updated with the release of the version 2 2014 CQMs. These extract files now refer to the latest version
of all of the 2014 CQMs and value sets.
The CSV and XLSX files were updated to include columns indicating the version of each CQM and the NQF Identifier of each CQM, if available.
December 3, 2012
The Flat File / XML extract were updated to include a column indicating that CQMs are in either the "Eligible Hospital" or "Eligible Professional Sets"
A Microsoft Excel™ 2007 file format of the "flat file" has been made available. This file contains the same contents as the CSV but is pre-imported with attention given to
importing the data in such a manner as to respect data issues such as leading zeros.