Financial Viability/Costs

Performance measures used by the Health Center Program place emphasis on quality of care and health outcomes, and demonstrate the value of care delivered by health centers.

These financial performance measures provide a gateway to discussing factors affecting the health center’s financial performance or condition. A health center's financial well-being can readily affect the overall quality of its service programs. Many of the key factors influencing each measure will be similar because they in some way affect the health center’s financial performance, condition, or both.

HRSA-funded health centers are evaluated on a set of performance measures emphasizing health outcomes and the value of care delivered. In addition to Financial Costs/Viability, additional performance measure categories in Health Outcomes and Disparities and Quality of Care.

Total cost per patient serviced in the measurement calendar year

Numerator: Total accrued cost before donations and after allocation of overhead

Denominator: Total number of patients

UDS Lines: T8A_L17_CC/T4_L6_CA for existing health centers

Total medical cost per medical visit in the measurement calendar year

Numerator: Total accrued medical staff and other medical costs after allocation of overhead, excluding medical lab and x-ray costs

Denominator: Medical visits, excluding nurse visits

UDS Lines: (T8A_L1_CC + T8A_L3_CC)/(T5_L15_CB - T5_L11_CB) for existing health centers

Total BPHC section 330 grant funds per patient serviced in the measurement calendar year

Numerator: Total accrued BPHC section 330 grants drawn-down for the period from January 1 to December 31, of the measurement calendar year

Denominator: Total number of patients

UDS Lines: T9E_L1g_CA/T4_L6_CA for existing health centers

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2018


Related

Health centers annually report their performance in the Uniform Data System (UDS).

View Health Center Program Grantee Data at the national, state, and individual health center level.

View Health Center Program Look-Alike Data at the national and individual health center level.

Uniform Data System (UDS) Resources offer help with submission and reporting, types of data, and reporting requirements.

Uniform Data System (UDS) Program Assistance Letters provide the proposed and approved reporting changes.