UMLS Terminology Services -- License
Meaningful Use Stage 2: Quality Measure Value Sets License Requirement
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will soon launch the NLM Value Set Authority Center (VSAC). The VSAC will provide downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary Value Sets contained in Clinical Quality Measures that support Meaningful Use Stage 2. The value sets provide lists of the numerical values and individual names from standard vocabularies used to define the clinical concepts (e.g. diabetes, clinical visit) used in the quality measures.
Access to the Value Set Authority Center requires a free Unified Medical Language System® Metathesaurus License. If you or your organization do not have an UMLS license, we encourage you to apply for one as soon as possible.