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Data Element Catalog

Download the Data Files

 Complete CatalogCompressed ViewDate of Publication
DEC v1.7 Excel Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet May, 2015
DEC v1.6 Excel Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet July, 2014
DEC v1.5 Excel Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet April, 2014
DEC v1.4 Excel Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet June, 2013
DEC v1.3 Excel Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet April, 2013
DEC v1.2 Excel Spreadsheet (see delta for changes) N/A December, 2012
DEC v1.1 Excel Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet October, 2012
DEC v1.0 Excel Spreadsheet or PDF Excel Spreadsheet August, 2012


The Data Element Catalog identifies data element names required for capture in Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology certified under the 2014 Edition of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Standards and Certification Criteria.

Complete Data Element Catalog
The Complete Data Element Catalog is a comprehensive list of data elements from the entire Stage 2 EHR Incentive Program Clinical Quality Measure set. For each Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) the following are listed:

  • Measure Title
  • Data Element Name (value set names)
  • CMS eMeasure ID, NQF ID, eMeasure GUID
  • eMeasure Type (EH, EP), eMeasure ID, eMeasure Version
  • Short Description of measure
  • Care Setting (acute, ambulatory)
  • Category (QDM)
  • Element Vocabulary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires reporting the supplemental data elements for each measure:

  • Tax ID Number (TIN)
  • National Provider ID (NPI) (Eligible Professional measures only)
  • CMS Certification Number (CCN) (Eligible Hospital measures only)
  • Medicare Health Insurance Claim (HIC)
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Payer
  • Sex

Compressed View
The Data Element Catalog: Compressed View is a list of unique CQM data elements (value sets), created to facilitate an easier “global” view of the catalog. For each data element the following are listed:

  • Data Element Name
  • Category
  • Supplemental Status (Yes, No)
  • Element Vocabulary
  • Measures (CMS eMeasure ID) that use each data element

Future Usage
When the Clinical Quality Measures are finalized by CMS, the elements listed herein will be accompanied by unique value sets, which will provide explicit guidance regarding the expected values, categories and vocabularies.

Feedback and Suggestions
We welcome any questions, comments or suggestions that would improve the quality, accuracy and usability of the catalog.
Please send feedback or questions to the ONC Project Tracking System - CQM Issue Tracker
Please see the ONC Project Tracking System - Home Page for help with using this feedback system.