Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors like:
If you’re providing services to a UnitedHealthcare member and observe a social determinant of health that has an ICD‑10 code, please include the code(s) on claims you submit.
* These are supplemental diagnosis codes and should not be used as the admitting or principal diagnosis code to indicate the medical reason for the visit.
We know these codes don’t address all social factors that affect health and wellness. To strengthen our ability to work together with you to help more people, UnitedHealthcare has made a recommendation to expand the ICD-10 codes to be more comprehensive. For now please use the established codes, which provide an opportunity for us to collect, understand and address some of your patients’ SDOH. If you have questions, please contact your Provider Advocate.