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Stressing Out About the Z Codes: Healthcare’s New Imperative

July 31, 2018 Episode 334
Talk Ten Tuesdays
Stressing Out About the Z Codes: Healthcare’s New Imperative
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Talk Ten Tuesdays
Stressing Out About the Z Codes: Healthcare’s New Imperative
Jul 31, 2018 Episode 334
Chuck Buck | Timothy Powell, CPA | Megan Cortazzo, MD | Grant Huang | Ellen Fink-Samnick | Erica Remer, MD
American Hospital Association (AHA) changed coding rules, allowing case managers and social workers to assign Z codes—one of 88 assignable ICD-10 codes to report on claims for homelessness, low income, stressful work environment, low literacy, divorce, personal history of abuse, and many more. But not all healthcare professionals—including a number of physicians—are getting the message.
Show Notes

Back in February, as reported by ICD10monitor, the American Hospital Association (AHA) changed coding rules, allowing case managers and social workers to assign Z codes—one of 88 assignable ICD-10 codes to report on claims for homelessness, low income, stressful work environment, low literacy, divorce, personal history of abuse, and many more. But not all healthcare professionals—including a number of physicians—are getting the message.

To help clear up the confusion, Ellen Fink-Samnick, a nationally recognized expert on social determinants of health (SDoH), will report our lead story.

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