Tag: SDOH codes

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HCPCS Level II Code Update for January 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented its proposal to introduce codes for the collection of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The latest update for the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II, applicable from January 2024, is now accessible on the CMS website. This update comprises significant alterations, including the […]
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SDoH Coding

Revisiting New Adjustments to SDoH Coding

In the 2024 ICD-10-CM, there are noteworthy changes to the SDoH codes Z55-Z65 that are worth mentioning. Instead of discussing minor formatting and grammatical adjustments made by CMS, I will concentrate on the significant changes. Here are the updates. ● Under the category of problems related to social environment (Z60.8), the ICD-10-CM now includes more […]
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Social determinants of health and medical coding: What to know

Recognition of the impact that social determinants of health (SDOH) have on patients’ outcomes is growing, as is the desire to incorporate SDOH factors into patient-care plans. But awareness of an existing data infrastructure that could help physician practices do so is limited. “The clinical care we provide only accounts for about 50% of the […]
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Health Equity and SDOH: A Payer Perspective / Update

As part of its ongoing mission to improve the health of America, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced its National Health Equity Strategy in April 2021 to confront the nation’s crisis in racial health disparities. This strategy is intended to change the trajectory of health disparities and reimagine a more equitable health care […]
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