2018 COMMUNITY HEALTHLINK, INC. Health Center Program Awardee Data

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

3-year project period; end date 6/30/2019

Service Area Map

Total Patients: 2,294

UDS Data Comparisons

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  2016 2017 2018
Total Patients 2,554 2,626 2,294
Age (% of total patients)
Percentage of Children (< 18 years old) 7.36% 7.24% 8.15%
Number of Children (< 18 years old) 188 190 187
Percentage of Adults (18 to 64) 87.86% 86.79% 85.05%
Number of Adults (18 to 64) 2,244 2,279 1,951
Percentage of Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 4.78% 5.98% 6.80%
Number of Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 122 157 156
Patients By Race & Ethnicity (% known)
Percentage of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 48.57% 52.12% 51.95%
Number of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 1,118 1,241 1,037
Percentage of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 30.76% 34.85% 35.16%
Number of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 740 860 732
Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Patients 57.59% 53.22% 55.02%
Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients 1,184 1,140 959
Percentage of Asian Patients 1 1.99% 1.45% 1.72%
Number of Asian Patients1 41 31 30
Percentage of Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 0.19% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 4 8 7
Percentage of Black/African American Patients1 14.93% 14.85% 13.65%
Number of Black/African American1 307 318 238
Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients 1 0.44% 0.79% 0.46%
Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients1 9 17 8
Percentage of Patients with More than one race 1 9.82% 18.35% 17.67%
Number of Patients with More than one race 1 202 393 308
Total Patients with Known Race Ethnicity (Denominator) 2,056 2,142 1,743
Total Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients (Denominator) 2,302 2,381 1,996
Total Hispanic/Latino & Non-Hispanic Latino Patients (Denominator for Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity) 2,406 2,468 2,082
Language (% known)
Percentage of Patients Best Served in a Language Other Than English 24.86% 23.61% 26.59%
Number of Patients Best Served in a Language Other Than English 635 620 610
  2016 2017 2018
Income Status (% of patients with known income)
Total Patients with Known Income (Denominator) 2,397 2,283 2,196
Percentage of Patients at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline 99.21% 99.26% 99.00%
Number of Patients at or below 200% of Poverty 2,378 2,266 2,174
Percentage of Patients at or below 100% of Poverty 95.49% 93.74% 64.80%
Number of Patients at or below 100% of Poverty 2,289 2,140 1,423
Insurance Status (% of total patients)
Percentage of Uninsured Patients 11.86% 10.97% 9.29%
Number of Uninsured Patients 303 288 213
Percentage of Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 7.98% 9.47% 0.00%
Number of Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 15 18 0
Percentage of Medicaid/CHIP Patients2 61.75% 59.37% 65.39%
Number of Medicaid/CHIP Patients 2 1,577 1,559 1,500
Percentage of Medicare Patients 22.59% 26.47% 23.06%
Number of Medicare Patients 577 695 529
Percentage of Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) Patients 13.86% 11.69% 10.42%
Number of Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) Patients (included in above) 354 307 239
Percentage of Patients with Other Third Party Payer 3.80% 3.20% 2.27%
Number of Patients with Other Third Party Payer 97 84 52
Total Insurance Source Patients (Denominator) 2,554 2,626 2,294
Total Insurance Source Patients Aged 0 - 17 (Denominator) 188 190 187
Special Populations
Percentage of Homeless Patients 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of Homeless Patients 2,554 2,626 2,294
Percentage of Agricultural Worker Patients 0.00% - 0.04%
Number of Agricultural Worker Patients 0 - 1
Percentage of Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 4.46% 0.00% 10.24%
Number of Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 114 0 235
Percentage of School-Based Health Center Patients 0.39% 0.19% 1.18%
Number of School-Based Health Center Patients 10 5 27
Percentage of Veterans Patients 0.04% 0.84% 0.26%
Number of Veteran Patients 1 22 6
Gender of Patients by Age (% Female)
Percentage of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 51.58% 50.00% 48.65%
Number of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 539 569 503
Percentage of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 7.37% 6.50% 7.93%
Number of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 77 74 82
Percentage of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 88.23% 87.43% 86.17%
Number of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 922 995 891
Percentage of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 4.40% 6.06% 5.90%
Number of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 46 69 61
Total Female Patients (Denominator) 1,045 1,138 1,034
Services (% of patients) 2016 2017 2018
Percentage of Medical Patients 78.35% 69.84% 85.61%
Number of Medical Patients 2,001 1,834 1,964
Percentage of Dental Patients 5.17% 4.34% 7.19%
Number of Dental Patients 132 114 165
Percentage of Mental Health Patients 17.70% 18.32% 25.76%
Number of Mental Health Patients 452 481 591
Percentage of Substance Use Disorder Patients 7.05% 6.36% 5.93%
Number of Substance Use Disorder Patients 180 167 136
Percentage of Vision Patients 4.54% 4.23% 5.01%
Number of Vision Patients 116 111 115
Percentage of Enabling Patients 31.17% 32.60% 41.41%
Number of Enabling Services Patients 796 856 950
Total Patients (Denominator) 2,554 2,626 2,294
  2016 2017 201811
Patients
Medical Conditions (% of Patients with Medical Conditions)
Percentage of Hypertension Patients3 24.53% 24.87% 23.17%
Number of Hypertension Patients3 454 423 418
Percentage of Diabetes Patients4 13.44% 17.15% 13.15%
Number of Diabetes Patients4 247 288 234
Percentage of Asthma Patients 6.90% 7.69% 6.42%
Number of Asthma Patients 138 141 126
Percentage of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic HIV Patients 1.85% 2.34% 1.58%
Number of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic HIV Patients 37 43 31
Prenatal
Number of Prenatal Patients 21 10 12
Number of Prenatal Patients who Delivered 11 8 11
  2016 2017 2018 Adjusted Quartile Ranking 5
2017 2018
Quality of Care Measures
Perinatal Health
Percentage of Prenatal Patients with Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 57.14% 60.00% 58.33% - -
Number of Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 12 6 7 - -
Percentage of Newborns with Low and Very Low Birth Weight 0.00% 14.29% 0.00% - -
Number of Newborns with Low Birth Weight 0 1 0 - -
Preventive Health Screening & Services
Percentage of Patients Screened for Cervical Cancer7 28.59% 38.67% 42.18% - 2
Number of Patients Screened for Cervical Cancer7 197 251 283 - -
Percentage of Children Age 3-17 for Weight Screening and Counseling on Nutrition and Physical Activity 34.71% 41.06% 33.33% - 4
Number of Children Age 3-17 with Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity 42 62 17 - -
Percentage of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 47.27% 48.36% 45.96% - 3
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 754 798 824 - -
Percentage of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling8 45.62% 64.16% 81.99% - 3
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling8 614 530 610 - -
Percentage of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer9 54.40% 15.65% 27.58% - 3
Number of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer9 433 108 214 - -
Percentage of Children 2 Years of Age Who Received Age Appropriate Vaccines by Their 2nd Birthday 6 40.00% 33.33% 42.86% - -
Number of Children 2 Years of Age Who Received Age Appropriate Vaccines by Their 2nd Birthday 6 2 1 3 - -
Percentage of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 10 42.37% 29.72% 32.10% - 4
Number of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 10 539 365 426 - -
Percentage of Children 6 through 9 Years of Age at Moderate to High Risk of Caries Who Received a Sealant on a First Permanent Molar 66.67% 0.00% 100.00% - -
Number of Children 6 through 9 Years of Age at Moderate to High Risk of Caries Who Received a Sealant on a First Permanent Molar 2 0 3 - -
Chronic Disease Management
Percentage of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention 88.37% 98.08% 96.67% - 1
Number of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention 38 51 58 - -
Percentage of Patients Aged 18 and Older Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Prescribed a Lipid Lowering Therapy 78.57% 91.67% 91.18% - 1
Number of Patients Aged 18 and Older Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Prescribed a Lipid Lowering Therapy 11 33 31 - -
Percentage of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 78.05% 86.67% 90.91% - -
Number of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 32 13 10 - -
Percentage of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg)12 57.93% 58.16% 63.16% - 2
Number of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) 12 263 246 264 - -
Percentage of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year13 41.70% 31.94% 39.32% - 3
Number of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year 13 103 92 92 - -
Percentage of Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment - 100.00% 100.00% - -
Number of HIV Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment - 1 1 - -
  2016 2017 2018
Cost Data
Health Center Service Grant Expenditures $1,671,472 $1,564,168 $1,855,174
Total Accrued Costs (Excluding Donations) $5,911,238 $5,914,944 $6,274,614
Total Accrued Cost per Total Patient $2,314.50 $2,252.45 $2,735.23
Program Conditions 14

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Footnotes

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  1. Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.
  2. Includes Medicaid, Medicaid CHIP, and Other Public Insurance CHIP.
  3. Hypertensive adults as a percent of estimated adult medical patients of ages 18-85.
  4. Diabetic adults as a percent of estimated adult medical patients of ages 18-75.
  5. Adjusted Quartile Rankings: Provides a health center's adjusted quartile ranking compared to health centers nationally for each of the clinical performance measures. Clinical performance for each measure is ranked from quartile 1 (highest 25% of reporting health center) to quartile 4 (lowest 25% of reporting health centers). Adjusted quartile ranking is not calculated when there are fewer than 30 patients in the universe count. To learn more about the Health Center Adjusted Quartile Ranking please refer to https://bphc.hrsa.gov/datareporting/reporting/ranking.html and for FAQ's please refer to https://bphc.hrsa.gov/datareporting/reporting/rankingfaq.html.
  6. Childhood Immunization Status: For detailed information on this measure please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms117v6
  7. Cervical Cancer Screening: Change to exclusion criteria: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement period. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms124v6
  8. Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention: This measure had several updates in guidance and specification, including reporting on three populations. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms138v6
  9. Colorectal Cancer Screening: Change to the denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2016-2018 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Change in Numerator: Patients with one or more screenings for colorectal cancer. Appropriate screenings are defined by any one of the following criteria: FIT-DNA during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period; CT Colonography during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms130v6
  10. Screening for Depression and Follow Up Plan: Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/ep/2018/cms002v7
  11. Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma—this measure is no longer updated and has been removed from CMS programs: Please see: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/04/2016-25240/medicare-program-merit-based-incentive-payment-system-mips-and-alternative-payment-model-apm
  12. Controlling High Blood Pressure: Change to the denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2016-2018 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms122v6
  13. Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control: Change to the denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2016-2018 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms122v6
  14. Program conditions are based on non-compliance with Health Center Program requirements and are updated daily. The Health Center Progressive Action Conditions Library is available at https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/conditions-library.html.  To learn more about the Health Center Program requirements, please visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/compliancemanual/index.html

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