Integrating Z-Codes into Your Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Strategy

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 Start Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Hospitals and health systems are working to address the non-medical factors that influence health, known as social determinants of health (SDOH). Although not yet widely adopted, Z-codes are important to your strategy. In this session, you will hear how a hospital—through a pilot with their EHR vendor—advanced their SDOH strategy while embracing their organizational

Additionally, you will learn from a subject matter expert about the nuts and bolts of integrating Z-codes into your collection and representation of performance and financial metrics.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the Valley Health System in New Jersey developed a pilot program with their EMR vendor to screen for SDOH and integrate select Z-codes into a bill-based structure. They did this by conducting internal and external scans of their patients served and available community resources to address targeted social determinants of health needs.
  • How collecting and reporting Z-codes will impact financial reimbursement by linking social determinants of health, patient acuity, and other risk factors that will be important to ensure reimbursement and performance metrics which will accurately reflect the breadth and depth of patient need, services delivered, and actual health outcomes.

Who Should Attend?

  • Population Health Managers, Case Managers, Discharge Planners, Quality Improvement Teams, Social Workers, Admissions, Community-Based Organizations, Post-Acute Care Providers, Nurses, Hospitalists, NPs/PAs, Physician Practices

This program will be recorded and available for access post-event

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Senior Quality Improvement Specialist:

Cindy Stark-– NY and NJ

Fred Ratto-– NY and NJ

Gail Gresko- – OH