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SEP-1 and Sepsis-3 are not Incompatible

 | Published on 10/26/2020

SEP-1 is the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program measure titled “Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle.” But, some have noted this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services definition seems to be resulting in denials from Medicare Advantage and other plans, and using their preferred Sepsis-3 definition results in falling out of core measures. ACPA BOD member and CDI Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Erica Remer, discusses this catch-22 in her latest ICD10monitor article:


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