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UnitedHealthcare, AMA unveil more medical codes for social determinants
Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare and the American Medical Association said Tuesday they want to expand the set of ICD-10 diagnostic codes to include more specific diagnoses related to a person’s social determinants of health.

The hope is that these codes would allow clinicians to document patients’ social determinants in a standardized way, which would allow them to better tailor care plans or refer patients to community organizations that could meet those social needs.

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