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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides an online repository of value sets (code sets from standardized medical vocabularies) that are used for clinical quality measurement in the CMS EHR Incentive Program (meaningful use). The Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) provides downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary value sets contained in the 2014 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs). Each value set consists of the numerical values (codes) and human-readable names (terms), drawn from standard vocabularies such as SNOMED CT ®, RxNorm, LOINC, and ICD-10-CM, which are used to define clinical concepts used in clinical quality measures (e.g., patients with diabetes, clinical visit).

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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