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VSAC

eCQM Tools

Central repository for the official versions of value setsinfo-icon that support the electronic Clinical Quality Measuresinfo-icon. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintains the NLM Value Setinfo-icon Authority Center and provides downloadable access to the value sets and the Binding Parameter Specificationinfo-icon. The VSACinfo-icon provides measure developersinfo-icon with tools to search existing value sets, collaborate with other measure developers to harmonize value sets, to create new value sets, and to maintain value set content consistent with current versions of the terminologies they use.

Value sets are lists of specific values (terms and their codes) used to describe clinical and administrative concepts in the quality measures. They provide groupings of unique values along with a standard description or definition from one or more standard vocabularies used to describe the same clinical concept (e.g., diabetes, clinical visit, demographics) within the quality measures.

Information on how value sets are created, used, and updated is available in the VSAC Support Center.

Note: Viewing and/or downloading proprietary value sets, such as those using AMA copyrighted CPT codes or SNOMED CT codes, from NLM-VSAC or AHRQ-USHIKinfo-icon requires a free Unified Medical Language System® Metathesaurus License (UMLS), (available at https://uts.nlm.nih.gov/license.html). It is expected that any use of value sets is consistent with these licensing requirements and copyright protections.

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Last Updated: November 27, 2018