Welcome to the NLM Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)


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The Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) is provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


The 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).


The content of the VSAC will gradually expand to incorporate value sets for other use cases, as well as for new measures and updates to existing measures.


Viewing or downloading value sets requires a free Unified Medical Language System® Metathesaurus License, due to usage restrictions on some of the codes included in the value sets.


The Data Element Catalog contains the complete list of 2014 CQMs and value set names.



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Value Set Information Available Updates:   Expansion Versions: Expansion Version is an alphanumeric string label. Value Set Expansions exist only in the "Search Value Sets" tab (the public repository). VSAC computes value set expansions from the value set definitions, created by authors in the "VSAC Authoring Tool," using an author-designated expansion profile of specified code system versions. The default expansion profile (VSAC Auto Expansion) consists of the most recent code system versions available in VSAC. In other words, value set expansions are snapshots-in-time of value set definitions computed by VSAC using a specified code system version.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets

eCQM Value Sets for eReporting for the 2017 Reporting Period, Publication Date: April 06, 2016

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update April 2016
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update April 2016
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update April 2016
Catalog and changes between 04/01/2016 and 05/01/2015 eCQM releases
Retired/Legacy Codes Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update April 2016
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update April 2016

eCQM Value Sets for eReporting for the 2016 Reporting Period, Publication Date: May 01, 2015

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update May 2015
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update May 2015
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update May 2015
Catalog and changes between 05/01/2015 and 07/01/2014 eCQM releases
Retired/Legacy Codes Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update May 2015
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update May 2015

eCQM Value Sets for eReporting for the 2015 Reporting Period, Publication Date: July 01, 2014

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update July 2014
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update July 2014
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update July 2014
Catalog and changes between 04/01/2014 and 07/01/2014 eCQM releases
Retired/Legacy Codes Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update July 2014
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update July 2014

eCQM Value Sets for eReporting for the 2015 Reporting Period, Publication Date: April 01, 2014

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update April 2014
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update April 2014
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update April 2014
Catalog and changes between 06/14/2013 and 04/01/2014 eCQM releases
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update April 2014

eCQM Value Sets for eReporting for the 2014 Reporting Period, Publication Date: June 14, 2013

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update June 2013
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update June 2013
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update June 2013
Catalog and changes between 04/01/2013 and 06/14/2013 eCQM releases
Retired/Legacy Codes Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update June 2013
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update June 2013

eCQM Value Sets for eReporting for the 2014 Reporting Period, Publication Date: April 01, 2013

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update April 2013
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update April 2013
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update April 2013
Catalog and changes between 12/21/2012 and 04/01/2013 eCQM releases
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update April 2013

December 2012 Release eCQM Value Sets (cannot be used for eReporting), Publication Date: December 21, 2012

Available Downloads Sorted by CMS ID* Sorted by Value Set Name* Sorted by Quality Data Model Category*
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Hospitals Update December 2012
eCQM Value Sets for Eligible Professionals Update December 2012
All eCQM Value Sets (Eligible Professionals and Hospitals) Update December 2012
Catalog and changes between 10/25/2012 and 12/21/2012 eCQM releases
Code System Versions Currently in eCQM Value Sets Update December 2012

Data Element Catalog: The Data Element Catalog identifies data element (value set) 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.


VSAC API: Use the VSAC Application Programming Interface (API) to programmatically retrieve value sets. The VSAC API documentation specifies the appropriate request and parameter constructs depending upon your retrieval needs.


*CMS ID: The Excel spread sheet download presents value sets organized in a separate worksheet tab for each CMS Measure ID. The XML download contains a separate XML file for each CMS Measure ID, presented in the Sharing Value Sets (SVS) technical framework.


*Value Set Name: The Excel spread sheet download presents value sets pre-sorted by Value Set Name. The XML download contains one XML file pre-sorted by Value Set Name, presented in the Sharing Value Sets (SVS) technical framework.


*Quality Data Model Category: The Excel spread sheet download presents value sets organized in separate worksheet tabs for each Quality Data Model Category.

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