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PTuC2 - UDS+ and Preparing Your Health Center for Patient-Level Reporting

‐ Feb 13, 2024 2:45pm

The Uniform Data System (UDS) is an invaluable resource for understanding community health centers’ impact on patients and communities. This session will provide key updates on HRSA’s UDS Modernization Initiative, which will transition health centers from reporting aggregate data at the health center level to reporting disaggregated data at the patient level. UDS Patient-Level Submission, or UDS+, will enable health centers to identify factors that influence quality, health outcomes, and health disparities through analyses stratified by race, insurance status, and other important patient characteristics. UDS+ reporting will begin with the 2024 UDS reports submitted to HRSA in February 2025. This session will inform health center leaders on the steps required to ensure their health center is prepared for patient-level reporting in February 2024. Topics will include: the rationale and regulatory requirements for UDS+, Health IT modernization and working with your HIT vendor, UDS+ testing and implementation, privacy and security, and staffing/resource considerations. The session will include a robust Q&A with a panel of experts from HRSA, ONC, HCCNs, and the UDS Test Cooperative.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the rationale and regulatory requirements pertaining to UDS Patient-Level Submission.
  • Understand changes to UDS tables, including clinical quality measure (CQM) alignment, and gain a basic understanding of the technology required for patient-level reporting, including Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application programming interface (API).
  • Understand their health center’s current level of preparedness and action steps needed to successfully implement UDS+ reporting at your health center by February 2025.