Using Z Codes: Social Determinants of Health

By | March 16, 2023

The CMS recently released some great information on Z codes. What are Z codes? SDOH-related Z codes ranging from Z55-Z65 are the
ICD-10-CM encounter reason codes used to document SDOH data (e.g., housing, food insecurity, transportation, etc.). SDOH are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age. Check out these graphics from the CMS for more information and be sure to share with your colleagues! Special thanks to Jenny Davies for suggesting we feature this!