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Viral Diseases of Zoonotic Origin

The ICD-10-CM codes for the diseases discussed in this blog are found in ICD-10-CM Chapter 1: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99) and Chapter 22: Codes for Special Purposes U00-U85) where the code U07.1 COVID-19 is located. Chapter 1 includes, “diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible.” Although we are not going to discuss the […]

Social Determinants of Health: Applying Knowledge to Improve Health and Advance Health Equity – Part 1

Introduction Social determinants of health (SDOH) can be defined as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care.” The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Note the examples in […]

Social Determinants of Health: Applying Knowledge to Improve Health and Advance Health Equity – Part 2

Codes Z55-Z65 are found in Chapter 21: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services psychosocial circumstances. This range of codes is organized into one code block, Z55-Z65 Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances. The code categories within this code block are: Z55 – Problems related to education and […]