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What are UDS measures?

UDS stands for Uniform Data System and is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program.  It is “a core set of information appropriate for reviewing the operation and performance of health centers”. UDS tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. UDS data are collected at the grantee, state, and national levels.  It is a reporting requirement of grantees in the HRSA primary care programs including, Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, Public Housing Primary Care.

UDS has two components; the Universal Reports component, which is completed by all grantees and includes all tables and measures, and the Grants Reports, which is completed by only a subset of grantees who have multiple grants and only includes selected tables.  The UDS Reports consist of the following 11 tables and groups of measures:

  • Center/Grantee Profile Cover Sheet: Provides zip codes of patients served.
  • Table 3A: Provides a profile of patients by age and gender.
  • Table 3B: Provides a profile of patients by race, ethnicity and language.
  • Table 4: Provides a profile of patients by poverty level and third party insurance source. Reports the number of special population patients receiving services.
  • Table 5: Reports staffing full-time equivalents by position, and encounters and patients by provider type and service type.
  • Table 6A: Reports on primary diagnoses for medical visits and selected services provided
  • Table 6B: Reports results of data reviews on quality of care indicators.
  • Table 7: Provides health outcomes and disparities information.
  • Table 8: Details direct and indirect expenses by cost center.
  • Table 9D: Reports full charges, collections and allowances by payor.
  • Table 9E: Reports non patient-service income

Related Resource:

2010 UDS Reporting Manual – Health Resources and Services Administration

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