2013 UDS Manual (PDF - 1.08 MB)
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 Changes
Objective: 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.
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
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
The Health Center adjusted quartile ranking assesses a health center’s clinical performance compared with other health centers.
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.
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.
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: