This session will address what are Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and their relationship to patient health outcomes and costs. The need to collect SDOH information to better assess patient risks and outcomes will also be discussed. The current state of ICD-10-CM coding and documentation for SDOH will be addressed as well as other efforts underway to improve standardized definitions, documentation and coding of SDOH. Steps to improve the capture of SDOH documentation and codes will be provided.
At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand what social determinants of health (SDOH) are and their impact on patient outcomes.
- Apply ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding social determinant of health information (SDOH).
- Describe current efforts underway to capture SDOH using classification systems and clinical terminologies.
- Implement strategies to improve the documentation and coding of SDOH.