Staffing and Utilization

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Resources are available to help complete the Uniform Data System (UDS) staffing and utilization tables (Table 5 Staffing and Utilization and Table 5 Selected Service Detail Addendum).

Table Descriptions

The staffing and utilization tables (Table 5 and Table 5 Selected Service Detail Addendum) provide information on program category personnel, visits by provider type, patients by service type, and detail on behavioral health integration.

Resources

Table 5 Fact Sheet (PDF - 271 KB) defines key terms relating to staffing and utilization, highlights changes from the prior year, explains how UDS data are used, provides helpful hints for completing this UDS table and addendum, and outlines the importance of cross-table relationships and considerations.

Table 5: Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Selected Service Detail Addendum Guidance (PDF - 366 KB) provides instructions on how to complete the Table 5 addendum to capture information on mental health services provided by medical providers and SUD-related services provided by medical and mental health providers.

Virtual Visit Reporting Guide (PDF - 164 KB) offers guidance on counting virtual visits and explains how to complete the Table 5 virtual visits column (column b2).

Nurse Visit Guide (PDF - 182 KB) explains how and when to report nursing visits, including examples of visit types that may count and types of activities that nurses may perform that do not count on the UDS report.

UDS Countable Visit Guidance and FAQ (PDF - 258 KB) details the components of a countable visit, describes the types of services that do not qualify as a countable visit, and provides answers to health centers’ frequently asked questions.

Note

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

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