Using Z Codes: SDOH Data Journey Map

This infographic describes the journey that social determinants of health (SDOH) data takes from the individual through the health system to data reporting as ICD-10-CM Z codes. It discusses data collection, documentation, coding and reporting. It contains resources to help implement programs to collect and report SDOH data in a manner that can lead to better health outcomes for individuals.

UTI Diagnosis and Prevention Quality Improvement Action Plan for Nursing Homes

The UTI Diagnosis and Prevention Action Plan template can assist Nursing Homes in assessing the management of urinary tract infections in the facility. The template includes examples of root cause analysis, SMART goals, PDSA cycles, resources and a staff pre and posttest knowledge assessment. The Action Plan is created in Word format to allow the user to modify the content to meet facility specific needs.

UTI Treatment Quality Improvement Action Plan for Nursing Homes

The UTI Treatment Action Plan template can assist Nursing Homes in assessing the management of urinary tract infections in the facility. The template includes examples of root cause analysis, SMART goals, PDSA cycles, resources and a staff pre and posttest knowledge assessment. The Action Plan is created in Word format to allow the user to modify the content to meet facility specific needs.

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

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.

Value in Vaccination Video Series

The IPRO QIN-QIO introduces a Value in Vaccination Video Series, designed for interactive conversations about getting vaccinated.

The IPRO QIN-QIO also created companion conversation guides to help encourage discussion about the theme of each video. 

Values in Vaccination Video Series is a three part series:

Part 1: Getting information

Part 2: Influencing Factors

Part 3: Building Confidence