More Funds, Better Data Needed to Help Medicaid Patients

Medpage Today

January 22, 2019

By; Joyce Frieden

Have you ever used the Z56 code to describe one of your Medicaid patients? How about Z59?

The report seems to do a good job of taking stock of the need and what current efforts are being made in Medicaid to address social needs, Tricia Brooks, MBA, senior fellow at the Georgetown University Center on Children and Families in Washington, wrote in an email. She added that one problem with the current approach is that “much of the effort is focused on addressing individual needs, particularly individuals who have complex and high-cost health needs.

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