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Social Determinants of Health Risk Assessment: CMS finalizes G code

Feb 27, 2024 8:28:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, medicare, health equity

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Today we bring you some news from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. CMS has finalized a new stand-alone G Code (G0136) to pay for administering an SDOH risk assessment, no more than once every 6 months:

G0136: Administration of a standardized, evidence-based SDOH assessment, 5-15 minutes, not more often than every 6 months.

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Where Is "Family" in the Social Determinants of Health?

Jan 31, 2024 4:00:00 PM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health, health disparities

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.Muslim family home together-1

According to the highlighted article for this month, the importance of the family's role has been overlooked in the context of social determinants of health, despite the increasing attention towards this topic. The author discusses the implications of understanding and incorporating the family perspective in nursing practice, research, education, and policy. The article emphasizes the significance of acknowledging the impact of family dynamics on health results and proposes the necessity of a comprehensive approach to tackle health disparities.

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Three Lessons About Diabetes and the Social Determinants of Health

Nov 30, 2023 7:30:00 AM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health, Nursing, cancer

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Telehealth and food insecurity screenings: challenges and lessons learned

Nov 1, 2023 9:11:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, telehealth, food insecurity

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: Nursing Considerations for Social Determinants of Health

Aug 31, 2023 7:15:00 AM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health, Nursing, cancer

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Social Determinants of Health: A Call to Action for Employers and Organizations

Jun 26, 2023 1:58:00 PM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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NCCARE360 - Building Connections for a Healthier North Carolina

Feb 9, 2023 9:57:13 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, nccare360

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Many North Carolinians struggle every day with food insecurity, housing instability, lack of transportation access, or other non-medical social needs. NCCARE360 is the first statewide coordinated care network that better connects individuals to local services and resources.
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Highlighted Resource: Food Insecurity - You Can’t Know It’s a Problem Unless You Ask

Jan 23, 2023 2:07:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, Quality Improvement, Community

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While access to food is an important factor in a patient's health, it can be difficult to understand when it is affecting their patients.

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Social Determinants of Health - Healthy People 2030

Nov 2, 2022 10:25:09 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity

Oct 11, 2022 4:23:29 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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