Special Topics

In this section:

Learn about upcoming Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting trainings and technical assistance events, as well as resources on emerging or special topics that may impact reporting.

Upcoming and Recent Events and Trainings

Check here for updates on upcoming webinars and trainings to assist health centers with the 2022 UDS reporting cycle.

UDS Clinical Tables Part 1: Screening and Preventative Care Measures

September 21, 2022

Presentation (PDF - 2 MB)

This webinar outlines reporting requirements for screening and preventive care clinical quality measures across the UDS clinical tables, including colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, tobacco, depression, adult BMI, and HIV screenings.

The Foundation of the Uniform Data System (UDS): Counting Visits and Patients

September 14, 2022

Presentation (PDF - 2 MB)

This webinar addresses what counts as a visit (in-person and virtual), how a visit defines a patient, common questions around reporting visits, and reporting of treatment and other services provided to health center patients. 

2021 UDS Trends Webinar Recording

Presentation (PDF - 2 MB) | On-Demand Record

This webinar presents an overview of 2021 UDS data trends in health center patient demographics, staffing, and clinical quality measures. Speakers provide insights on health centers' growth, recovery from the pandemic, and performance.

2021 UDS data are available on the data.hrsa.gov Health Center Program Data and Reporting webpages

2022 UDS Reporting Webinar Series

Join HRSA between September and November 2022 for seven webinars to support 2022 UDS reporting. Topics include:

  • UDS reporting key terms and resources
  • Counting visits and patients
  • UDS clinical tables
  • UDS financial and operational tables
  • Strategies for successful submission

Learn more about dates, times, registration information, and learning objectives for 2022 UDS Reporting Technical Assistance Webinars (PDF - 125 KB).
 

COVID-19

Current updates on special UDS reporting requirements related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resource Guide provides guidance on COVID-19 considerations for UDS reporting, including visits and patients, staffing, COVID-19 tests and diagnoses, clinical quality reporting, and revenue. Resource was last updated in February 2021

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Uniform Data System (UDS) Reporting FAQs for COVID-19 considerations for UDS reporting.

Other Topics

Health Center Changes and UDS Reporting FAQs (PDF - 178 KB) outlines common questions and answers concerning scenarios that may affect UDS reporting requirements, including new health center award or designation, new services or sites, and health center organizational changes.

The UDS Modernization Initiative aims to reduce reporting burden, improve data quality, and better measure program services and outcomes. The goal is to expand the value of UDS data to the Health Center Program while improving how health centers prepare and submit UDS data by focusing on four main areas: reporting, content review, stakeholder engagement, and testing. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for detailed information about how its implementation will change UDS reporting.

Note

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

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