Using Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tools

As hospitals in the District continue efforts to improve health equity in accordance with hospital goals and federal requirements, it is important to understand key strategies for the collection of health-related social needs (HRSNs). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services outlined key strategies to support health care facilities in developing a universal HRSN screening following feedback from organizations using the CMS screening model and recommendations from leaders in the field. The strategies are included in this document to support District hospitals in the successful implementation of universal HRSN screenings.

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