New social determinants of health quality measures will be required by hospitals, health plans, and multi-payer federal and state programs.

Research shows that social determinants of health (SDOH) can be more important than healthcare or lifestyle choices in influencing health. Numerous studies suggest as much as 50% of a patient’s health can be attributed to non-clinical factors. Learn how each healthcare sector will be incorporating SDOH quality measures.

Hospitals: New SDOH Quality Measure Starts 2023

CMS’s new SDOH quality measures were published in the 2023 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, released August 1, 2022. Hospitals will be required to report what portion of their populations are screened for various SDOH and how many screen positive in each category.


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