The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released additional guidance on the new sepsis/septic shock measure (SEP-1) for hospitals participating in the inpatient quality reporting program. Available at, the guidance clarifies the data elements for the chart-abstracted measure for the Oct. 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 data collection period. For more on the measure, see the specifications manual, factsheet and posted Q&As.