Utilization of Z Codes for Social Determinants of Health Among Medicare FFS Beneficiaries, 2019

Resource Location: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/z-codes-data-highlight.pdf

This report updates the 2017 data highlight on Z code claims for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. Using social determinants of health (SDOH) Z codes can enhance quality improvement activities, track factors that influence people’s health, and provide further insight into existing health inequities. The report describes Z code claim data collected from 2016-2019 and highlights potential strategies to increase Z code utilization in reducing health care disparities.