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AMA Supports Billing Codes for Social Determinants of Health

Provider in Home with Senior Patients Medical Worker

In a partnership between the American Medical Association (AMA) and UnitedHealth Group (UHG), these two companies have designed billing codes for social determinants of health (SODH) to improve health outcomes. More than two dozen new codes, endorsed by the AMA and UGH, have been created to track SODH. These codes will trigger new referrals to government and social services to meet individual patient needs. These new codes have been submitted for federal approval, and could become an industry standard by the end of 2020. Read more at this Forbes article.