CMS Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tool Now Publicly Available

Friday, June 2, 2017
Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD

On May 30, 2017, CMMI released the core questions from the CMS Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tool that will be used in the Accountable Health Communities model. As described in this National Academies of Medicine paper (CMS Core Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tool), the tool uses 10 questions to assess needs in five domains: housing instability (including homelessness and housing quality), food insecurity, transportation needs, utility needs, and interpersonal safety. Access the tool here.