Healthcare: Why Sepsis Reporting Requirements is Only a Part of the Solution

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Whether you are involved in patient safety software or in the delivery of care, most healthcare professionals have repeatedly heard the alarming statistics about sepsis.

The National Quality Forum (NQF) reported that, when combined with pneumonia, sepsis is the third greatest consumer of financial resources and total hospital days for Medicare, the fourth greatest for Medicaid, and the fifth greatest consumer for private insurance. So it should come as no surprise that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have jumped into the fray in an effort to affect positive change. As an initial step, CMS has implemented new sepsis reporting requirements that began in October 2015…

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