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What Are Code Groups and How Do They Relate to CQMs?

Posted on 11/19/14 | Comments

The Building Blocks of Clinical Rules

Code groups (also referenced as value sets) are just that: groups of codes that come from one or more standard vocabularies. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), value sets are used to define clinical concepts, such as “clinical visit” or a “reportable disease.”  The sets consist of codes expressed as numerical values and terms are taken from standard terminologies such as SNOMED CT, RxNorm, LOINC and ICD-10-CM. 

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Topics: code groups, CQMs