It's important to ask critical questions about a patient's health and environment. When a patient comes to you with a fever, you may not realize they’re also struggling to find food. These silent struggles can impact health just as much as a fever.
Reporting social determinants of health (SDOH) Z-codes when submitting claims can help identify your most vulnerable patients and provide solutions for gaps in care.
Screen and document Z-codes
When you screen and document Z-codes, it helps identify areas where a patient may need additional support. We use this information to help connect these patients to resources that can help with:
Utility payment assistance
We then share this information with you, so you have visibility into the services these patients are receiving.
Also, by using Z-codes when submitting claims, you can support benefit design and state reporting requirements for your practice.
How to submit Z-codes
You can submit Z-codes during your normal billing process. To learn more, check out this self-paced course.