Clinical Care

In this section:

Access resources to help complete the Uniform Data System (UDS) clinical tables (Table 6A: Selected Diagnoses and Services Rendered, Table 6B Quality of Care Measures, and Table 7 Health Outcomes and Disparities).

Table Descriptions

The UDS clinical tables provide information on selected diagnoses and services (including mental health, substance use disorder, vision, and dental diagnoses and services), preventive care and screening, maternal and children’s health, and chronic disease management outcomes of clinical quality-of-care measures.

Resources

Table Fact Sheets define key terms, highlight changes from the prior year, explain how UDS data are used, provide helpful hints for completing the UDS tables, and outline the importance of cross-table relationships and considerations.

NEW 2022 UDS Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Criteria (PDF - 379 KB) describes each of the CQMs reported on UDS Tables 6B and 7. This resource also provides the major differences between CQMs captured in the UDS and electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), and highlights changes from prior reporting years.

NEW 2022 Table 6A Code Changes (PDF - 163 KB) outlines changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes, from the prior to the current reporting year, by diagnosis/service on UDS Table 6A.

NEW 2022 UDS Clinical Measures Exclusions and Exceptions (PDF - 337 KB) describes how to report the clinical measure numerators and denominators as the measure stewards intended.

NEW Dental Sealants for Children between 6-9 Years (CMS277v0) Value Sets (PDF - 156 KB) outlines the value sets used in the draft measure specifications (exported from the United States Health Information Knowledgebase) to assist health centers with accurate reporting.

NEW Telehealth Impact on Uniform Data System (UDS) Clinical Measure Reporting (PDF - 378 KB) helps determine how services provided via telehealth should be considered for clinical measure denominators, numerators, and exclusion reporting on Tables 6B and 7.

NEW Helpful Codes for HIV and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) (PDF - 129 KB) provides relevant CPT and ICD codes to help identify patients for the Table 6B HIV Linkage to Care Line 20 measure and the Table 6A PrEP Management Line 21e.

NEW UDS Clinical Quality Measures and Healthy People 2030 Objectives and Benchmarks (PDF - 51 KB) provides a crosswalk of relevant UDS clinical quality measures to the Healthy People 2030 targets.

Training

Self-Paced Learning Module: Clinical Services and Performance describes how UDS data provides a snapshot of the services provided by health center programs and the quality of care delivered. Estimated length: 90 minutes.

Note

UDS Support Line offers assistance around UDS measures and requirements. Call 866-UDS-HELP or email udshelp330@bphcdata.net.

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