The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the inclusion of the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Management Bundle in the Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program (HVBP).
- Currently, performance within the safety domain is only based upon hospital acquired infections that are reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, which is a surveillance system for the Centers for Disease Control.
- Eligible sepsis bundle cases will be determined by claims data e.g., the presence of certain ICD-10 sepsis codes.
- Sepsis bundle performance will be based on abstracted data.
Reference: Quality Reporting Center
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