CMS report: Z codes underused

2021-10-14

ICD-10 Z codes are useful for identifying and tracking Medicare beneficiaries' social determinants of health, but a CMS report says Z codes were reported for only 1.59% of beneficiaries in 2019. Any member of a care team can collect SDOH data for mapping to Z codes, billing and coding systems can help ensure the appropriate codes are assigned, and analyzing and reporting the data can yield insights that improve care quality, coordination and outcomes, the CMS says.

Full story:

AANP SmartBrief

Top health care stories for nurse practitioners

Designed specifically for nurse practitioners and health care professionals like you, AANP SmartBrief is a FREE daily e-mail newsletter. It provides the latest news and information you need to stay informed about important health care issues.