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The CMS Sepsis Mandate: Right Disease, Wrong MeasureThe CMS Sepsis Mandate: Right Disease, Wrong Measure ONLINE FIRST

Michael Klompas, MD, MPH; and Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 14 June 2016.

From Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Disclosures: Drs. Klompas and Rhee received grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for research on sepsis surveillance. Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-0588.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, Department of Population Medicine, 401 Park Street, Suite 401, Boston, MA 02215; e-mail, mklompas@partners.org.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Klompas and Rhee: Department of Population Medicine, 401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East, Boston, MA 02215.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: M. Klompas, C. Rhee.

Drafting of the article: M. Klompas.

Critical revision for important intellectual content: M. Klompas, C. Rhee.

Final approval of the article: M. Klompas, C. Rhee.

Obtaining of funding: M. Klompas.

Ann Intern Med. Published online 14 June 2016 doi:10.7326/M16-0588
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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In 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began requiring hospitals to report their adherence to treatment bundles for patients with sepsis. The reporting rules are rigid and onerous and may not always reflect best clinical care for all patients. The authors of this article describe what they think might be done about the situation.

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