Thursday Mar 02, 2023

Social determinants of health, Part 2

On this episode of our award-winning podcast, we continue to examine the importance of social determinants of health (SDOH), the conditions in which patients are born and live. This discussion will provide ways organizations and practices can address SDOH and improve crucial patient outcomes.

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Senior Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality


Rachel Mack, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, CRC
Consulting Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement


Connie Ryan, MBA, RN, CDIP
Consulting Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement


Show Notes:

[00:41] Barriers in capturing SDOH

[01:15] ICD-10 codes now include SDOH codes

[02:45] Z codes and payment

[03:35] Powerlessness

[04:25] Need to educate non-physicians on ICD-10 codes and SDOH

[05:35] At least 50 percent of inpatient clinical documentation may contain errors

[08:45] Clinical documentation in outpatient setting and assessment tools to use

[09:23] Role of Vizient in addressing SDOH

[12:10] Capturing SDOH in the future: how this can happen


Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice:

Rachel’s email:

Connie’s email:

Advancing Health Equity website (Vizient): Click here

Vizient SDOH programs/podcasts: Click here


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