2018 FIRST CHOICE HEALTH CENTERS, INC. Health Center Program Awardee Data

EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

3-year project period; end date 5/31/2020

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Total Patients: 22,060

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UDS Data Comparisons

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  2016 2017 2018
Total Patients 20,755 21,790 22,060
Age (% of total patients)
Percentage of Children (< 18 years old) 28.87% 27.65% 28.15%
Number of Children (< 18 years old) 5,991 6,024 6,210
Percentage of Adults (18 to 64) 64.19% 64.35% 64.42%
Number of Adults (18 to 64) 13,322 14,021 14,211
Percentage of Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 6.95% 8.01% 7.43%
Number of Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 1,442 1,745 1,639
Patients By Race & Ethnicity (% known)
Percentage of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 72.82% 73.96% 74.49%
Number of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 14,022 15,069 15,260
Percentage of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 37.01% 37.64% 38.31%
Number of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 7,612 8,124 8,264
Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Patients 30.73% 29.14% 28.15%
Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients 5,235 5,305 5,226
Percentage of Asian Patients 1 4.69% 4.97% 4.87%
Number of Asian Patients1 799 905 904
Percentage of Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 0.28% 0.46% 0.46%
Number of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 48 83 86
Percentage of Black/African American Patients1 33.91% 33.74% 33.50%
Number of Black/African American1 5,777 6,143 6,220
Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients 1 0.18% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients1 30 34 62
Percentage of Patients with More than one race 1 0.89% 1.35% 1.31%
Number of Patients with More than one race 1 151 246 243
Total Patients with Known Race Ethnicity (Denominator) 17,036 18,207 18,567
Total Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients (Denominator) 19,257 20,374 20,486
Total Hispanic/Latino & Non-Hispanic Latino Patients (Denominator for Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity) 20,567 21,585 21,573
Language (% known)
Percentage of Patients Best Served in a Language Other Than English 15.83% 16.98% 17.35%
Number of Patients Best Served in a Language Other Than English 3,285 3,700 3,827
  2016 2017 2018
Income Status (% of patients with known income)
Total Patients with Known Income (Denominator) 20,627 21,176 20,441
Percentage of Patients at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline 88.82% 90.36% 90.19%
Number of Patients at or below 200% of Poverty 18,321 19,134 18,436
Percentage of Patients at or below 100% of Poverty 63.28% 65.23% 64.67%
Number of Patients at or below 100% of Poverty 13,053 13,813 13,220
Insurance Status (% of total patients)
Percentage of Uninsured Patients 12.51% 13.44% 12.57%
Number of Uninsured Patients 2,596 2,929 2,774
Percentage of Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 8.46% 8.28% 7.00%
Number of Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 507 499 435
Percentage of Medicaid/CHIP Patients2 65.13% 63.98% 63.32%
Number of Medicaid/CHIP Patients 2 13,517 13,941 13,969
Percentage of Medicare Patients 6.29% 6.23% 6.14%
Number of Medicare Patients 1,306 1,357 1,355
Percentage of Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) Patients 4.96% 4.30% 4.93%
Number of Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) Patients (included in above) 1,030 936 1,087
Percentage of Patients with Other Third Party Payer 16.07% 16.35% 17.96%
Number of Patients with Other Third Party Payer 3,336 3,563 3,962
Total Insurance Source Patients (Denominator) 20,755 21,790 22,060
Total Insurance Source Patients Aged 0 - 17 (Denominator) 5,991 6,024 6,210
Special Populations
Percentage of Homeless Patients 1.07% 0.90% 0.99%
Number of Homeless Patients 223 196 218
Percentage of Agricultural Worker Patients 0.00% 0.00% -
Number of Agricultural Worker Patients 0 0 -
Percentage of Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 82.94% 82.47% 68.07%
Number of Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 17,215 17,970 15,016
Percentage of School-Based Health Center Patients 6.20% 5.29% 5.03%
Number of School-Based Health Center Patients 1,286 1,153 1,110
Percentage of Veterans Patients 1.18% 1.04% 0.91%
Number of Veteran Patients 245 226 201
Gender of Patients by Age (% Female)
Percentage of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 46.60% 47.04% 46.90%
Number of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 5,630 6,064 6,125
Percentage of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 20.88% 19.22% 19.61%
Number of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 2,522 2,478 2,561
Percentage of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 71.49% 72.24% 72.50%
Number of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 8,637 9,312 9,469
Percentage of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 7.63% 8.54% 7.89%
Number of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 922 1,101 1,031
Total Female Patients (Denominator) 12,081 12,891 13,061
Services (% of patients) 2016 2017 2018
Percentage of Medical Patients 74.12% 73.92% 73.89%
Number of Medical Patients 15,384 16,108 16,300
Percentage of Dental Patients 40.64% 39.78% 37.88%
Number of Dental Patients 8,435 8,667 8,357
Percentage of Mental Health Patients 5.16% 5.06% 4.99%
Number of Mental Health Patients 1,070 1,102 1,100
Percentage of Substance Use Disorder Patients 0.04% 0.16% 2.42%
Number of Substance Use Disorder Patients 9 35 533
Percentage of Vision Patients 5.55% 5.46% 5.00%
Number of Vision Patients 1,152 1,189 1,104
Percentage of Enabling Patients 0.00% 1.05% 22.86%
Number of Enabling Services Patients 0 229 5,044
Total Patients (Denominator) 20,755 21,790 22,060
  2016 2017 201811
Patients
Medical Conditions (% of Patients with Medical Conditions)
Percentage of Hypertension Patients4 29.01% 30.96% 30.91%
Number of Hypertension Patients4 3,154 3,579 3,596
Percentage of Diabetes Patients5 17.33% 17.26% 16.79%
Number of Diabetes Patients5 1,838 1,944 1,907
Percentage of Asthma Patients 8.28% 9.78% 8.69%
Number of Asthma Patients 1,274 1,575 1,417
Percentage of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic HIV Patients 0.20% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic HIV Patients 31 39 29
Prenatal
Number of Prenatal Patients 6 375 426 394
Number of Prenatal Patients who Delivered 184 220 162
  2016 2017 2018 Adjusted Quartile Ranking 7
2017 2018
Quality of Care Measures
Perinatal Health
Percentage of Prenatal Patients with Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 90.93% 94.60% 94.67% - 1
Number of Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 341 403 373 - -
Percentage of Newborns with Low and Very Low Birth Weight 10.64% 11.66% 12.26% - 4
Number of Newborns with Low Birth Weight 20 26 19 - -
Preventive Health Screening & Services
Percentage of Patients Screened for Cervical Cancer12 58.11% 66.80% 57.45% - 2
Number of Patients Screened for Cervical Cancer12 2,991 3,572 3,097 - -
Percentage of Children Age 3-17 for Weight Screening and Counseling on Nutrition and Physical Activity 82.43% 84.46% 80.11% - 2
Number of Children Age 3-17 with Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity 2,749 2,972 2,929 - -
Percentage of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 80.22% 80.26% 79.87% - 2
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 8,755 8,919 8,909 - -
Percentage of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling13 89.94% 91.07% 97.25% - 1
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling 7,735 8,354 8,516 - -
Percentage of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer14 45.79% 45.21% 40.81% - 3
Number of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer 1,516 1,724 1,476 - -
Percentage of Children 2 Years of Age Who Received Age Appropriate Vaccines by Their 2nd Birthday 8 29.25% 35.52% 48.12% - 2
Number of Children 2 Years of Age Who Received Age Appropriate Vaccines by Their 2nd Birthday 8 62 92 115 - -
Percentage of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 15 97.45% 98.66% 94.57% - 1
Number of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 15 11,023 11,746 10,845 - -
Percentage of Children 6 through 9 Years of Age at Moderate to High Risk of Caries Who Received a Sealant on a First Permanent Molar16 34.27% 37.16% 38.93% - 3
Number of Children 6 through 9 Years of Age at Moderate to High Risk of Caries Who Received a Sealant on a First Permanent Molar16 183 136 102 - -
Chronic Disease Management
Percentage of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention17 99.49% 100.00% 93.29% - 2
Number of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention17 590 662 626 - -
Percentage of Patients Aged 18 and Older Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Prescribed a Lipid Lowering Therapy 100.00% 97.87% 84.55% - 2
Number of Patients Aged 18 and Older Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Prescribed a Lipid Lowering Therapy 75 92 104 - -
Percentage of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 97.14% 95.42% 94.35% - 1
Number of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 272 250 117 - -
Percentage of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg)18 63.60% 62.64% 65.68% - 2
Number of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) 18 2,006 2,242 2,362 - -
Percentage of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year19 31.34% 28.34% 30.62% - 2
Number of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year 19 576 551 584 - -
Percentage of Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment 100.00% 100.00% 66.67% - -
Number of HIV Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment 6 6 4 - -
  2016 2017 2018
Cost Data
Health Center Service Grant Expenditures $2,591,024 $4,016,800 $3,549,960
Total Accrued Costs (Excluding Donations) $13,711,555 $15,010,157 $15,429,173
Total Accrued Cost per Total Patient $660.64 $688.86 $699.42
Program Conditions 10

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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. Measure revised in 2014 UDS to include patients served in health centers with and without Public Housing Primary Care funding.
  4. Hypertensive adults as a percent of estimated adult medical patients of ages 18-85.
  5. Diabetic adults as a percent of estimated adult medical patients of ages 18-75.
  6. All health centers who provide prenatal care directly or by referral are included in the prenatal care calculations, effective 2014.
  7. 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.
  8. Childhood Immunization Status: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Children 2 years of age (previously 3 years of age). Change to the exclusions criteria: No longer permits exclusion of patients not seen ever prior to turning 2. Change to the numerator: Adds 1 Hepatitis A (Hep A), 2 or 3 rotavirus (RV), and 2 influenza (flu) vaccines. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms117v5
  9. Measure changed in 2015 to address uncontrolled diabetes for patients with Hba1c > 9.
  10. Program conditions are based on non-compliance with Health Center Program requirements and are updated daily. To learn more about the Health Center Program requirements, please visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/compliancemanual/index.html.
  11. Effective with calendar year 2016 reporting, clinical quality measures (CQMs) were changed to align with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ electronic specified clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and therefore caution should be used for trends between 2015 and 2016 UDS CQMs. Health centers are encouraged to review the year over year differences before using for comparisons.
  12. Cervical Cancer Screening: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Women age 23 through 64 years (previously age 24 through 64 years). Change to the numerator: No longer includes concurrent human papillomavirus (HPV) and Pap test for those ages 30 and older. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms124v5
  13. Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Includes patients seen twice for medical care or at least once for a preventive visit. Change to the exclusions criteria: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not screening for tobacco use (e.g., limited life expectancy, other medical reason). Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms138v5
  14. Colorectal Cancer Screening: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Patients age 50 through 75 (previously 51 through 74). Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms130v5
  15. Screening for Depression and Follow Up Plan: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Do not include patients who refuse to participate, urgent or emergent situations, or if the patient's functional capacity or motivation to improve impacts the accuracy of results. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms002v6
  16. The Dental Sealants Screening measure was introduced in 2015 and is not comparable to prior years.
  17. Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Patients age 5 through 64 years (previously age 5 through 40 years), eligibility not limited to individuals with 2 medical visits ever. Change to the exclusions criteria: Patients with emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, or acute respiratory failure during or prior to the measurement period, patients with allergic reactions to asthma medications are no longer excluded from the measure denominator. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms126v5
  18. Controlling High Blood Pressure: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Age 18 through 85 years (previously age 18 through 84 years), eligibility no longer limited to patients with at least 2 medical visits during the measurement, must be essential diagnosis. Change to the exclusions criteria: Exclude patients with dialysis or renal transplant before or during the measurement period and chronic kidney disease, Stage 5 (in addition to evidence of end state renal disease), and patients with a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period year. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms165v5
  19. Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control: Change to the denominator in 2016 may affect 2015-2017 trends: Age 18 through 75 years (previously age 18 through 74), eligibility no longer limited to patients with at least 2 medical visits during the measurement year. Please see https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms122v5

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