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Reporting & Technical Assistance

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Uniform Data System Changes for 2013

Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2014

2013 UDS Manual (PDF - 1.08 MB)

Calendar Year 2014 Training

Events

UDS for New Submitters webinar
October 15, 2014
Presentation (PDF - 518 KB)
Audio Replay (MP3 - 11 MB)
Transcript (PDF - 102 KB)
Review the purpose, importance, review process, deadlines and definitions of the Uniform Data System (UDS).

Introduction to UDS Clinical Measures webinar
October 20, 2014
Presentation (PDF -621 KB)
Review Table 6B and 7 clinical measures (including prenatal) and discuss strategies for evaluating reported data.

Introduction to UDS for Look-Alikes webinar
Wednesday, October 22, 1:30 to 3 pm ET
phone 1-800-857-5012 | passcode 9413383
Review reporting requirements, unique program requirements, and overview of the review process for Health Center Program Look-Alikes submitting data into UDS.

UDS Sampling Methods, including Randomizer.org webinar
Thursday, November 6, 1:30 to 3 pm ET
phone 1-800-857-5012 | passcode 9413383
Review the purpose of a random sample, and correct methods for generating a random sample and chart substitutions to report data for UDS.

Each year health center program grantees report on their performance using the measures defined in the Uniform Data System (UDS). Technical assistance resources to assist grantees collect and submit their data are compiled on this page.

2014 UDS Trainings

2014 UDS Changes
April 9, 2014
Presentation (PDF - 315 KB)
Audio (MP3 - 19 MB)
Transcript (PDF - 147 KB)
Review and discuss changes to 2014 UDS reporting, including patient characteristics (Table 4), patient counts (Table 6A), reportable services (Table 6B and 7), quality of care measures (Table 6B), health outcomes and disparities measures (Table 7), and EHR capabilities and quality recognition.

2013 UDS Trainings

UDS Sampling Methods, including Randomizer.org
Objectives: Review purpose of random sample and correct methods for generating random sample and chart substitutions
Recorded December 18th, 2013

UDS for New Submitters
Objectives:  Review purpose, importance, UDS review process, deadlines and definitions
Recorded: December 4th, 2013

Introduction to UDS Clinical Measures
Objectives: Review Table 6B and 7 clinical measures (including prenatal) and discuss strategies for evaluating reported data
Recorded November 26th, 2013

Introduction to the UDS for look-alikes
Objectives: Review of differences in reporting requirements and overview of review process
Recorded: November 15th, 2013

2013 UDS Regional Training Schedule, hosted by State Primary Care Associations

2013 UDS Online Training Modules

2012 UDS Resources

The 2012 Program grantee and Look-Alikes Health Center, National and/or State Uniform Data System (UDS) data are currently available in the Electronic Handbook (EHB).  

To access the reports in EHB, please refer to the QRS below:

2012 UDS Manual
This manual supersedes all draft versions released prior to December 1, 2012.

Regional Training Schedule for events hosted by State Primary Care Associations

2012 UDS Online Training Modules

Health Center Adjusted Quartile Ranking

The Health Center adjusted quartile ranking assesses a health center’s clinical performance compared with other health centers.

Training and Technical Assistance

Sampling Methods, including using Randomizer.org 
Objectives: Review purpose of random sampling, correct methods for generating a random sample and chart substitutions. Recorded December 19, 2012.

Introduction to Uniform Data System Clinical Measures

Objectives: Review Table 6B and 7 clinical measures (excluding prenatal) and discuss strategies for evaluating reasonableness of reported data. Recorded November 14, 2012

Introduction to Uniform Data System for LAL  
Objectives: Review of differences in reporting requirements and overview of review process. Recorded October 24, 2012.

Uniform Data System for New Submitters
Objectives: Review purpose, importance, UDS review process and deadlines and definitions. Recorded October 17, 2012.

Uniform Data System Clinical Measure Adjusted Quartile Ranking
Objective: Review and discuss adjusted quartile ranking for clinical measures. Recorded Oct 16, 2012.

Uniform Data System 2012 Changes
Objective: Changes for 2012 UDS include a new Table 5A, Tenure for Health Center Staff; revised Table 6B, Selected Diagnoses and Services; three new clinical performance measures; and questions for Electronic Health Records and quality recognition. Recorded April 18, 2012.

Look-Alikes UDS Reporting

Since calendar year 2012, FQHC Look-Alikes submit data annually through the Uniform Data System. Technical assistance resources specific to FQHC Look-Alikes are compiled here.

Help

UDS Content, such as what data should be included in your UDS report: 
UDSHelp330@bphcdata.net or 866-837-4357 (866-UDS-HELP) weekdays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm ET (except Federal holidays)

UDS Electronic Reporting System:
BPHCHelpLine@hrsa.gov
or 877-974-2742 (877-974-BPHC) weekdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET (except Federal holidays)

Electronic Handbook (EHB), such as account setup, password and other access issues:
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HCQR Technical Assistance

Resources for Quarter Ending 3/31/2014
HCQR 20 Manual (PDF - 686 KB)
HCQR 20 Presentation (PDF - 242 KB)