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New Sepsis Measure Included in Latest CMS Hospital Compare Refresh

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted in 2015 the Sepsis National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measure (SEP-1) that had been developed by the National Quality Forum. This metric assesses hospitals’ timely treatment of sepsis, which costs more than $27 billion annually.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday began publishing sepsis treatment statistics for all hospitals across the country. This is the first time that this information is being made publicly available. Hospital Compare currently includes SEP-1 scores for the first nine months of 2017. The first full year of data will follow in October.

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