NLM launched VSAC update version 2.10.0 on August 21, 2015

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 20, 2017 - 5:52pm

Access to V2.10.0 Release Notes are online.  Go to the VSAC home page, click the [Help] button to navigate to the VSAC Support Center, and click the Release Notes link on the top menu bar. Direct link:

Overview of update is listed within this news item.

UPDATED: Code System Versions

RxNorm 2015-08 and LOINC 2.52

Engage in eCQI

Ways to engage with the eCQI community

The federal government and private stakeholders provide opportunities for stakeholders to actively engage in eCQI efforts through open meetings, public comment periods, expert panels, and educational events. Select the user type you most associate yourself with and the table will sort opportunities they may be of interest to you.

Glossary of eCQI Terms

Measure alignment includes using the same quality measures and value sets across settings and within multiple programs when possible. Alignment is achieved when a set of measures works well across settings or programs to produce meaningful information without creating extra work for those responsible for the measurement.
Bonnie is a software tool for testing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs).

CMS Publishes Updated eCQM Table for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals for 2017 Performance Period

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 3, 2017 - 3:50am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated table accompanying the 2016 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications (published in April 2016) for the 2017 performance period.

The eCQM Lifecycle

Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) progress through multiple lifecycle phases

Now available: Updated electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets for 2017 performance/reporting period

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Submitted by Edna Boone on January 6, 2017 - 5:30pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have published an addendum to the 2016 eCQM specifications (published in April 2016). This addendum updates relevant International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS) eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year. These changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the following programs:

VSAC 2.11.6 Release Notes

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on September 20, 2016 - 5:44am

NLM released VSAC update version 2.11.6 on September 14, 2016

NEW: CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Roll-up Code Supplement File (VSAC Download tab)

In support of the 2015 Edition Common Clinical Data Set, this value set supplement file allows systems to discover the appropriate "roll-up" race code, given a detailed race code from the CDCREC Race & Ethnicity Code System (Code System OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238).

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