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On July 1, 2014, CMS released an updated version of the eCQM CMS147v4 (Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization) to address a logic error in the version of the eCQM released in June 2014 (CMS147v3). USHIK is currently working to include this updated eCQM. In the interim, the updated specifications are available from the CMS eCQM library.

What is USHIK?

The United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) is an on-line, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare-related metadata, specifications, and standards. USHIK is funded and directed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with management support and engagement from numerous public and private partners.

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What's new in USHIK?

June 6, 2014
  • Meaningful Use Portal
  • APCD Portal
    • The APCD portal now has the reporting specifications for 13 states.
    • Multiple versions of Maryland, Tennessee, and Utah File Submission Specifications are now available allowing the capability to view the changes between specifications over various releases.
  • Child EHR Format Portal
    • The "tree" views of a specified topic area are now available in a condensed view version which allows a user to see more of the "tree" on the screen.
April 3, 2014
  • Meaningful Use Portal
  • APCD Portal
    • The APCD portal now has the reporting specifications for 11 states.
    • Multiple versions of Oregon File Submission Specifications are now available allowing the capability to view the changes between specifications over various releases.

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Meaningful Use Information

Meaningful Use Portal

The Meaningful Use portal contains specifications, artifacts, downloads, search tools, and other resources for Meaningful Use, including Clinical Quality Measures, Value Sets, and Objectives for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Objectives & Measures 2011 to 2015

All-Payer Claims Databases

USHIK's APCD portal contains APCD File Submission Specifications from 13 states. Several of these states contain multiple versions of their file specifications allowing a stakeholder to compare the changes that have occurred over time. The APCD portal allows a stakeholder to view, compare, search and download the file specifications and data elements


Checklist of States with current APCD implementation statuses

Draft Clinical Quality Measures

The Draft Measures portal in USHIK contains Clinical Quality Measures that are being made available to the public for feedback. All feedback is submitted to CMS for review.


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