Uniform Data System (UDS) Program Assistance Letters

Approved Reporting Changes

Proposed Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes for Calendar Year 2018

Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2017-04 (PDF - 379 KB) provides an overview of proposed changes to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) calendar year (CY) 2018 Uniform Data System (UDS) to be reported by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes in February 2019. The forthcoming 2018 UDS Manual will include additional details regarding these changes.

Approved Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes for Calendar Year 2017

Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2017-02 (PDF - 408 KB) provides an overview of approved changes to the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) calendar year (CY) 2017 Uniform Data System (UDS) to be reported by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes by February 15, 2018. Detailed information regarding these changes will be included in the forthcoming 2017 UDS Manual.

Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2016

Program Assistance Letter 2016-02 (PDF - 398 KB)

HRSA provides information on the approved changes to CY 2016 UDS that Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes report in early 2017. The CY 2016 UDS Manual will contain additional details concerning these changes.

Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2015

Program Assistance Letter 2015-05 (PDF - 266 KB)

HRSA provides information on the approved changes to CY 2015 UDS that Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes report in early 2016. The CY 2015 UDS Manual will contain additional details concerning these changes.

2014 Uniform Data System Reporting Changes for Look-Alikes

Program Assistance Letter 2014-02 (PDF - 376 KB)

HRSA provides information on the changes to data requirements for CY 2014 UDS that Health Center Program look-alikes report in early 2015. The changes aligned with PAL 2014-01, and additional changes unique to look-alikes, further align look-alike and grantee reporting.

Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2014

Program Assistance Letter 2014-01 (PDF - 672 KB)

HRSA provides information on the changes to CY 2014 UDS that Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes report in early 2015. The CY 2014 UDS Manual contains additional details concerning these changes.

2013 Uniform Data System Reporting Changes for Look-Alikes

Program Assistance Letter 2013-08 (PDF - 302 KB)

HRSA provides information on the changes to data requirements for CY 2013 UDS that Health Center Program look-alikes report in early 2014. The changes aligned with PAL 2013-02, and additional changes unique to look-alikes, improve data quality by allowing HRSA to record program changes, track program performance, and better assess unmet healthcare needs.

Uniform Data System Changes for 2013

Program Assistance Letter 2013-02 (PDF - 269 KB)

HRSA provides information on the changes to CY 2013 UDS that Health Center Program grantees report in early 2014. The changes include: (1) two revised clinical measures; (2) and reporting patients by zip codes, insurance source, and age categories.

2012 Uniform Data System Reporting Changes for Look-Alikes

Program Assistance Letter 2013-01 (PDF - 401 KB)

HRSA provides further details regarding Look-Alike 2012 UDS data reporting through the HRSA EHB.

Approved Uniform Data System Changes for 2012

Program Assistance Letter 2012-03 (PDF - 263 KB)

HRSA provides information on the changes to CY 2012 UDS that Health Center Program grantees report in early 2013. The changes include: (1) a new staff tenure table; (2) three new clinical measures; (3) reporting on all (versus primary) diagnoses for selected conditions; and (4) questions about electronic health record capabilities and national quality recognition.

UDS Help

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UDS Electronic Reporting System:

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

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What are PALs?

Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarize and explain items of significance for health centers, including, for example, HRSA program implementation activities, recently enacted laws, final regulations, and/or new HHS initiatives.