Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Protocol

Effective Oct. 1, 2020, we strongly encourage you to document Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) using ICD-10 diagnostic code(s) (or successor diagnostic codes) in the member’s medical record.  Unless prohibited by federal or state law, this protocol applies to all of UnitedHealthcare’s members, including UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Individual and Group Market plans.

What’s Changing

As a result of this protocol, you are strongly encouraged to routinely screen, document, and submit the appropriate ICD-10 code(s) when a patient is impacted by SDoH. Although the list of ICD-10 codes is not comprehensive of all social determinants, it is a step you and we can take together in improving the lives of our members.

We encourage you to remain current on the utilization of these SDoH ICD-10 codes, as they may be updated.

Read the Full Protocol

You can find the full Social Determinants of Health Protocol at > Policies and Protocols > Social Determinants of Health Protocol