Modify Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Sepsis Core Measure (SEP-1) Now to Optimize Care for COVID-19

Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jun;174(6):860-861. doi: 10.7326/M20-8266. Epub 2021 Feb 16.


In the commentary, the authors urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to remove lactate measurement from the national Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1) during the COVID-19 crisis.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / complications*
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S.
  • Humans
  • Lactates / blood*
  • Patient Care Bundles / standards*
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Quality of Health Care
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Sepsis / blood*
  • Shock, Septic / blood*
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States


  • Lactates