Assessments of a health-related matter of interest, importance, or worry to a patient, patient’s family, or patient’s healthcare provider that could identify a need, problem, or condition.

Data Element

Additional Information

SDOH Assessment
Screening questionnaire-based, structured evaluation for a Social Determinants of Health-related risk. Examples include but are not limited to food, housing, and transportation security.

Applicable Vocabulary Standard(s)

Applicable Standards
  • Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) version 2.73
  • Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) U.S. Edition, September 2022 Release


NACHC Clinical Informatics…

NACHC Clinical Informatics supports the comment of Ann Phillips / IMO, and firmly believes that the collection of social determinants of health information is critical to support patient access and referral care systems that enable and optimize appropriate closed-loop social interventions.   We strongly support the use of the code systems and codes referenced by the Gravity Project submission to ensure proper representation of PRAPARE and other SDoH assessment screening tools to support interoperability of this data to connect CBOs and CCOs to EHRs.   Please see attached document for a detailed summary of our comments on SDoH

2022-04-30 NACHC USCDIv3 Letter of Support.pdf

Data Class: Assessment and Plan of Treatment, SDOH Assessment

IMO supports the inclusion of SDOH Assessment in the Assessment and Plan of Treatment Data Class in USCDI V3 and recommends that the Applicable Vocabulary Standard(s) category be expanded to include ICD-10-CM Z codes recently developed for Social Determinants of Health.  However, we strongly caution against the inclusion of specific value sets to represent SDOH assessments without alignment to SDOH screening tools by domain that have a history of implementation in clinical care environments.   

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