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Innovations in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Provider

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation, a D.C.-based nonprofit, has released a report on opportunities to address the social determinants of health (SDOH) in Medicaid managed care. The report explores ways managed care plans and providers work to address SDOH, and how they overcome persistent obstacles in SDOH efforts (e.g., lack of funding or issues with collecting and sharing SDOH data). Check out the report to learn more about how to use strategies, including the use of “Z codes,” which allow SDOH to be documented in EHRs.