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CMS Develops 10-Item Screening Tool Focused On Social Determinants

News | September 8, 2017

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Researchers with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have developed a 10-item screening tool to identify health-related social needs. The tool focuses on five domains that can be addressed through community-based services: housing instability, food insecurity, transportation difficulties, utility assistance needs, and interpersonal safety. The tool was explained in “Standardized Screening for Health-Related…

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