CMS Releases Report On Social Determinants Codes In Medicare FFS

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / February 3, 2020 at 11:47 AM
CMS earlier this month unveiled a report on the Z codes providers use to report fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries’ social determinants of health, and stakeholders called this a good first step towards tackling social determinants but said the codes still have limitations. CMS said the report is a first analysis of how providers are using the Z codes to identify social determinants for patients. The study looked at the use of codes used between 2016 and 2017 for traditional Medicare beneficiaries...

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