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The value set Binding Parameter Specification (BPS) is generated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as part of the Value Set Authority Center’s (VSAC) Downloadable Resources. The BPS details the usage of value sets by electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), the binding of value sets to QDM categories, and the value sets object identifiers (OIDs) used to create grouping value sets. It also lists other select value set metadata, allowing eCQM implementers and vendors to use the BPS to track versions and other parameters of the value sets for each eCQM release. Users can access the BPS metadata file for any released set of CMS eCQM value set files through the NLM's VSAC Downloadable Resources. Access requires a free Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) license.

Who Uses Tool
Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital
Eligible Clinician
Health IT Developer/Vendor
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2024