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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. Please 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: http://cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/eCQM_Library.html
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:
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Downloads

Meaningful Use Measures


HQMF Files

Clinical Quality Measures are published by CMS and are available at the CMS eCQM Library page: http://cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/
eCQM_Library.html
. CMS makes the HQMF specifications available for download in addition to supplemental resources which are an important of the Meaningful Use Specifications.

Meaningful Use Value Sets


Meaningful Use Measures AND Value Sets



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.
Resources

QDM - Quality Data Model


HQMF - Health Quality Measures Format


HL7 Version 3 Standard: Representation of the Health Quality Measures Format (eMeasure), Release 1
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SVS - Sharing Value Sets


IHE IT Infrastructure(ITI) Technical Framework Supplement - Sharing Value Sets 10 (SVS)
http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/upload/IHE_ITI_Suppl_SVS_Rev2-1_TI_2010-08-10.pdf Exit Disclaimer

CTS2 - Common Terminology Services 2


Change Log

Change Log:


April 7, 2014

  • April 2014 Eligible Hospital eCQMs, value sets, and downloads are now available. This includes the files generated for the April 2014 Eligible Hospitals measures and new "latest" files which include any value sets utilized by either the April 2014 Eligible Hospitals measures or the June 2013 Eligible Professionals measures.
  • Corrected an error in the December 2012 Eligible Professionals files which caused several Quality Data Elements to be included without their value sets.

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

  • Download files which have been generated by release package have been made available for download in USHIK.
  • Various USHIK-generated download 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

  • Download files for the June 14, 2013 release of Eligible Professionals measures are now available on this page. These downloads 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 download files available on this page includes the updated version of CMS182v3 which was released (corrected) after the June 14 release date.

April 3, 2013

  • Download files for the April 1, 2013 release of Eligible Hospitals measures are now available on this page. These downloads 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.
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