2018 LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Health Center Program Awardee Data

LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

3-year project period; end date 3/31/2020

Service Area Map

Total Patients: 32,590

UDS Data Comparisons

Expand the tables below to view UDS data comparisons from 2016 to 2018

  2016 2017 2018
Total Patients 28,810 30,371 32,590
Age (% of total patients)
Percentage of Children (< 18 years old) 33.91% 32.13% 30.85%
Number of Children (< 18 years old) 9,769 9,759 10,055
Percentage of Adults (18 to 64) 59.27% 60.68% 61.34%
Number of Adults (18 to 64) 17,076 18,429 19,990
Percentage of Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 6.82% 7.19% 7.81%
Number of Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 1,965 2,183 2,545
Patients By Race & Ethnicity (% known)
Percentage of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 72.96% 73.42% 73.67%
Number of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 20,313 21,632 23,057
Percentage of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 31.43% 32.15% 32.61%
Number of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 8,966 9,661 10,491
Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Patients 29.86% 28.82% 28.91%
Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients 7,528 7,831 8,241
Percentage of Asian Patients 1 29.80% 28.62% 27.85%
Number of Asian Patients1 7,513 7,778 7,940
Percentage of Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 0.81% 1.08% 1.20%
Number of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 205 294 341
Percentage of Black/African American Patients1 15.50% 16.20% 16.09%
Number of Black/African American1 3,908 4,401 4,588
Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients 1 0.07% 0.07% 0.07%
Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients1 17 20 20
Percentage of Patients with More than one race 1 2.61% 3.36% 5.60%
Number of Patients with More than one race 1 657 913 1,596
Total Patients with Known Race Ethnicity (Denominator) 25,208 27,173 28,508
Total Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients (Denominator) 27,841 29,463 31,298
Total Hispanic/Latino & Non-Hispanic Latino Patients (Denominator for Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity) 28,525 30,052 32,172
Language (% known)
Percentage of Patients Best Served in a Language Other Than English 38.84% 37.40% 38.40%
Number of Patients Best Served in a Language Other Than English 11,191 11,360 12,515
  2016 2017 2018
Income Status (% of patients with known income)
Total Patients with Known Income (Denominator) 26,669 28,952 29,633
Percentage of Patients at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline 82.93% 95.31% 94.95%
Number of Patients at or below 200% of Poverty 22,117 27,595 28,138
Percentage of Patients at or below 100% of Poverty 61.46% 78.85% 78.34%
Number of Patients at or below 100% of Poverty 16,391 22,829 23,215
Insurance Status (% of total patients)
Percentage of Uninsured Patients 6.45% 6.34% 6.20%
Number of Uninsured Patients 1,859 1,925 2,019
Percentage of Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 2.89% 2.19% 1.69%
Number of Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 282 214 170
Percentage of Medicaid/CHIP Patients2 66.69% 64.94% 65.07%
Number of Medicaid/CHIP Patients 2 19,214 19,724 21,206
Percentage of Medicare Patients 8.60% 8.75% 8.27%
Number of Medicare Patients 2,479 2,657 2,696
Percentage of Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) Patients 5.94% 5.44% 4.27%
Number of Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) Patients (included in above) 1,712 1,651 1,390
Percentage of Patients with Other Third Party Payer 18.25% 19.97% 20.46%
Number of Patients with Other Third Party Payer 5,258 6,065 6,669
Total Insurance Source Patients (Denominator) 28,810 30,371 32,590
Total Insurance Source Patients Aged 0 - 17 (Denominator) 9,769 9,759 10,055
Special Populations
Percentage of Homeless Patients 0.48% 0.88% 1.19%
Number of Homeless Patients 138 267 388
Percentage of Agricultural Worker Patients 0.00% 0.08% 0.07%
Number of Agricultural Worker Patients 1 23 22
Percentage of Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Number of Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 0 0 0
Percentage of School-Based Health Center Patients 2.55% 2.25% 2.18%
Number of School-Based Health Center Patients 734 682 711
Percentage of Veterans Patients 0.57% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of Veteran Patients 164 166 180
Gender of Patients by Age (% Female)
Percentage of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 48.04% 48.37% 48.25%
Number of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 7,812 8,256 8,836
Percentage of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 24.31% 23.37% 22.66%
Number of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 3,953 3,988 4,150
Percentage of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 68.47% 69.12% 69.26%
Number of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 11,136 11,796 12,682
Percentage of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 7.22% 7.52% 8.08%
Number of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 1,174 1,283 1,480
Total Female Patients (Denominator) 16,263 17,067 18,312
Services (% of patients) 2016 2017 2018
Percentage of Medical Patients 97.90% 98.23% 96.57%
Number of Medical Patients 28,206 29,832 31,473
Percentage of Dental Patients 0.00% 1.09% 5.39%
Number of Dental Patients 0 331 1,755
Percentage of Mental Health Patients 11.80% 12.04% 13.04%
Number of Mental Health Patients 3,401 3,657 4,249
Percentage of Substance Use Disorder Patients - - 0.00%
Number of Substance Use Disorder Patients - - 0
Percentage of Vision Patients 0.29% - 9.67%
Number of Vision Patients 83 - 3,151
Percentage of Enabling Patients 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of Enabling Services Patients 28,810 30,371 32,590
Total Patients (Denominator) 28,810 30,371 32,590
  2016 2017 201811
Patients
Medical Conditions (% of Patients with Medical Conditions)
Percentage of Hypertension Patients3 29.00% 28.52% 28.12%
Number of Hypertension Patients3 5,378 5,743 6,082
Percentage of Diabetes Patients4 13.98% 13.83% 12.80%
Number of Diabetes Patients4 2,529 2,710 2,693
Percentage of Asthma Patients 8.94% 9.41% 8.78%
Number of Asthma Patients 2,521 2,808 2,762
Percentage of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic HIV Patients 1.14% 1.10% 1.18%
Number of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic HIV Patients 322 328 371
Prenatal
Number of Prenatal Patients 1,003 971 901
Number of Prenatal Patients who Delivered 527 576 537
  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) 80.16% 73.64% 67.59% - 4
Number of Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 804 715 609 - -
Percentage of Newborns with Low and Very Low Birth Weight 9.84% 6.54% 7.21% - 2
Number of Newborns with Low Birth Weight 56 38 39 - -
Preventive Health Screening & Services
Percentage of Patients Screened for Cervical Cancer7 56.93% 64.42% 63.06% - 2
Number of Patients Screened for Cervical Cancer7 4,599 4,904 4,972 - -
Percentage of Children Age 3-17 for Weight Screening and Counseling on Nutrition and Physical Activity 77.14% 76.53% 77.01% - 2
Number of Children Age 3-17 with Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity 5,863 5,761 5,490 - -
Percentage of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 60.00% 36.72% 36.09% - 4
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 10,445 6,859 7,636 - -
Percentage of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling8 97.20% 78.91% 84.04% - 3
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling8 16,504 12,828 14,185 - -
Percentage of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer9 42.86% 33.77% 45.43% - 3
Number of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer9 2,531 1,921 2,751 - -
Percentage of Children 2 Years of Age Who Received Age Appropriate Vaccines by Their 2nd Birthday 6 55.50% 55.63% 50.92% - 2
Number of Children 2 Years of Age Who Received Age Appropriate Vaccines by Their 2nd Birthday 6 323 331 304 - -
Percentage of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 10 30.32% 29.78% 22.37% - 4
Number of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 10 5,523 5,688 4,357 - -
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 - 62.07% 53.23% - 2
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 - 18 33 - -
Chronic Disease Management
Percentage of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention 94.41% 94.19% 93.15% - 2
Number of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention 152 405 626 - -
Percentage of Patients Aged 18 and Older Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Prescribed a Lipid Lowering Therapy 93.30% 91.75% 90.95% - 1
Number of Patients Aged 18 and Older Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Prescribed a Lipid Lowering Therapy 181 189 211 - -
Percentage of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 87.47% 86.46% 91.69% - 1
Number of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 426 479 397 - -
Percentage of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg)12 60.80% 61.62% 63.73% - 3
Number of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) 12 3,270 3,539 3,876 - -
Percentage of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year13 33.02% 30.96% 27.59% - 2
Number of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year 13 835 839 743 - -
Percentage of Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment 85.71% 84.62% 95.00% - -
Number of HIV Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment 6 11 19 - -
  2016 2017 2018
Cost Data
Health Center Service Grant Expenditures $4,520,758 $4,719,546 $4,613,890
Total Accrued Costs (Excluding Donations) $38,341,420 $39,907,454 $45,673,740
Total Accrued Cost per Total Patient $1,330.84 $1,314.00 $1,401.46
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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