2016 Massachusetts Health Center Data

UDS Data Comparisons

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  2014 2015 2016
Total Patients
Total Patients 690,821 723,923 751,918
Age (% of total patients)
Children (< 18 years old) 21.5% 21.6% 21.7%
Adult (18 - 64) 69.7% 69.1% 68.5%
Older Adults (age 65 and over) 8.9% 9.3% 9.8%
Patients By Race & Ethnicity (% known)
Non-Hispanic White 39.2% 36.4% 35.7%
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority 65.4% 66.3% 66.5%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity 34.9% 35.4% 35.8%
Black/African American 1 21.7% 22.4% 22.0%
Asian 1 11.4% 10.9% 10.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 1 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
More than one race 1 6.6% 6.1% 6.1%
Language (% known)
Best Served in another language 39.1% 38.2% 41.0%
  2014 2015 2016
Income Status (% of patients with known income)
Patients at or below 200% of poverty 89.4% 88.6% 86.6%
Patients at or below 100% of poverty 66.9% 65.2% 63.7%
Insurance Status (% of total patients)
Uninsured 15.0% 16.5% 15.7%
Children Uninsured (age 0-17 years) 6.8% 6.0% 6.9%
Medicaid/CHIP 2 49.0% 48.7% 48.3%
Medicare 10.0% 10.7% 10.3%
Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) (of Medicare) - 4.9% 5.4%
Other Third Party 26.0% 24.1% 25.7%
Special Populations
Homeless 5.4% 4.7% 4.6%
Agricultural Worker 0.4% 0.5% 0.6%
Public Housing 3 5.0% 11.2% 23.0%
School Based 1.2% 2.2% 2.5%
Veterans 1.5% 1.4% 1.3%
Gender of Patients by Age
Women's Data (% of total women)
Women's Health (ages 15-44) 49.0% 48.3% 47.8%
Patients Under 15 Who are Female 15.8% 15.9% 16.0%
Patients 15-64 Who are Female 74.7% 74.3% 73.5%
Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 9.5% 9.8% 10.4%
Men's Data (% of total men)
Men's Health (ages 15-44) 43.5% 42.9% 42.9%
Patients Under 15 Who are Male 20.0% 20.2% 20.1%
Patients 15-64 Who are Male 71.8% 71.2% 70.8%
Patients 65 and Over Who are Male 8.2% 8.6% 9.1%
Services (% of patients) 2014 2015 2016
Medical 85.2% 84.4% 84.6%
Dental 24.0% 23.6% 23.4%
Mental Health 6.6% 7.2% 7.4%
Substance Abuse 0.8% 0.9% 1.0%
Vision 10.0% 10.6% 10.8%
Enabling 11.3% 12.3% 11.4%
  2014 2015 2016
Patients
Medical Conditions (% of Patients with Medical Conditions)
Hypertension 4 21.1% 21.5% 24.3%
Diabetes 5 9.9% 10.2% 11.4%
Asthma 6.8% 6.8% 6.7%
HIV 1.0% 1.1% 1.0%
Prenatal
Prenatal Patients6 11,890 12,201 12,342
Prenatal Patients who Delivered 6,133 6,108 6,388
Quality of Care Measures
Perinatal Health
Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 81.7% 84.0% 84.1%
Low Birth Weight 6.8% 7.2% 7.2%
Preventive Health Screening & Services
Cervical Cancer Screening 60.2% 62.2% 56.2%
Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents 51.0% 51.8% 63.9%
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 48.1% 46.6% 47.9%
Adults Screened for Tobacco Use and Receiving Cessation Intervention 76.5% 77.6% 80.1%
Colorectal Cancer Screening 46.8% 47.9% 47.8%
Childhood Immunization Status 7 81.4% 79.7% 51.1%
Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan 38.2% 44.1% 46.1%
Dental Sealants for Children between 6-9 Years - 40.8% 49.3%
Chronic Disease Management
Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma 75.4% 76.0% 79.7%
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Lipid Therapy 79.2% 78.9% 82.6%
Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 74.7% 78.7% 78.8%
Controlling High Blood Pressure (Hypertensive Patients with Blood Pressure < 140/90) 63.4% 63.8% 63.1%
Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 8(Diabetic Patients with HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year 26.4% 28.9% 29.0%
HIV Linkage to Care 83.5% 89.3% 93.4%
  2014 2015 2016
Cost Data
Health Center Service Grant Expenditures $72,139,711 $93,005,156 $112,577,336
Total Cost $909,218,378 $1,017,794,767 $1,096,563,064
Total Cost Per Patient $1,316.14 $1,405.94 $1,458.35

Footnotes

Data are rounded to the first decimal place
'-' - Data Cannot be Calculated

% Change: The change in a variable from one year to another expressed as a percent. For example for 2010 - 2012, the formula used to calculate percent change would be: %Change = ((Value 2012 - Value 2010) / Value 2010) X 100

  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. The Childhood Immunizations measure was revised in 2016 and is not comparable to prior years.
  8. Measure changed in 2015 to address uncontrolled diabetes for patients with Hba1c > 9%.

* Caution should be taken when comparing data prior to 2016. The operationalization of the measure was revised to align with the electronic specified clinical quality measure.

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