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.
The Value Set Addendum Released in January, 2017, has been added to USHIK. The value sets in this addendum have replaced the value sets
originally added to USHIK for the April 2016 EP and April 2016 EH release packages.
January 4, 2017
CMS, AHRQ, and ONC Integrate eCQI Resource Center with USHIK.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and ONC have integrated the eCQI Resource Center with United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK). USHIK is a publicly available database with technical measures and specifications for calculating quality metrics established for federal payment reimbursements. The recent integration allows users to compare different versions and metadata of electronic Clinical Quality Measures. Users can also download measure version details in several file formats for use in different software programs. The new functionality is found in the measure tables: Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals.
April 29, 2016
The 2016 annual update of the Meaningful Use eCQM and Value Set specifications are now available in USHIK.
April 12, 2016
The 2015 annual update of the Meaningful Use eCQM and Value Set specifications are now available in USHIK.
October 31, 2014
The 2015 annual update of the 2014 eCQM specifications are not available in USHIK. We hope to provide full functionality on this new data set soon. Please refer to the eCQI Resource Center for the most current measure specifications.
On October 31st a Meaningful Use issue in USHIK was corrected wherein certain Quality Data Elements (QDEs) were incorrectly linked to multiple Value Sets. Only QDEs from the April and July 2014 releases of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) were affected.
The affected QDEs included negation rationale attributes. For these QDEs, USHIK indicated the correct linkage to the correct Value Set as well as an extra, incorrect linkage to an additional Value Set. For example, a QDE associated with CMS2v4, "Risk Category Assessment not done: Medical reason contraindicated" was correctly linked to the "Medical reason Contraindicated" Value Set; however, the Value Set "Adult Depression Screening" was incorrectly linked to this QDE as well. This issue was present on USHIK screens and within USHIK downloads. Please note that we are not aware of any errors with eCQMs, QDEs or Value Sets in USHIK; this issue was consisted only of an extra, incorrect Value Set linkage for a particular subset of QDEs.
We believe that the issue has been completely resolved throughout USHIK, including all screens and download files. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued usage of USHIK. If you have questions or concerns about this issue or our resolution, please contact us with the Feedback mechanism on the USHIK website.
July 25, 2014
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 has been updated to replace all of the measures and value sets from the prior release (June 2014 EP) with that content re-released
by CMS and VSAC in July, 2014.
July 2014 Eligible Professionals eCQMs, value sets, and downloads are now available. This includes the files generated for the July 2014 Eligible Professionals measures and
new "latest" files which include any value sets utilized by either the April 2014 Eligible Hospitals measures or the July 2014 Eligible Professionals measures.
June 6, 2014
June 2014 Eligible Professionals eCQMs, value sets, and downloads are now available. This includes the files generated for the June 2014 Eligible Professionals measures and new "latest" files which include any value sets utilized by either the April 2014 Eligible Hospitals measures or the June 2014 Eligible Professionals measures.
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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