This fact sheet from the American Hospital Association introduces the ICD-10-CM “Z codes” that allow hospitals and other health settings to capture data on the social needs of their patient populations. Despite the availability and utility of these ICD-10-CM codes, hospitals have not widely adopted the use of Z codes.

The fact sheet provides clarity on how clinicians can document and use Z codes, and how hospital leaders can use Z code data. It lays out the ICD-10-CM Z code categories and includes further tools and resources for hospitals, health systems, and clinicians to address the social determinants of health.

Download the fact sheet