CHA News Article

CMS Suspends Data Collection of Sepsis Bundle for IQR Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified hospitals participating in the hospital inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program that it will suspend data collection for the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle measure (NQF #0500) until further notice. This measure was adopted for the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017 payment determination in the FFY 2015 inpatient prospective payment system final rule. In 2013 the measure went through the National Quality Forum’s maintenance process, during which time it was determined newly released data would impact the measure as currently designed. CMS notes that the delay does not affect the data collection period for any other hospital IQR measure.