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Standard vocabularies used in eCQMs

February 12, 2016

eCQM data elements are defined using value sets. Value sets are lists of values to define clinical concepts (e.g. patients with diabetes, statin medications used for stroke treatment). A value set consists of the numerical values (codes) and human-readable names (terms), drawn from standard vocabularies such as SNOMED CT®, RxNorm, LOINC® or ICD-10-CM. Below are some resources you can use to learn more about the vocabularies used to create eCQM value sets: