Uniform Data System (UDS) Resources

Each year, Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes report on their performance using the measures defined in the Uniform Data System (UDS). HRSA offers manuals, webinars, trainings online and at various state/regional/national meetings, and other technical assistance resources to assist health centers in collecting and submitting their data.

On-Demand Webinars

Calendar Year 2016 UDS

2016 Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes
April12, 2016
Presentation (PDF - 643 KB) | Audio Replay (MP3 - 7 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 67 KB)
Learn more about changes to 2016 UDS reporting, including sexual orientation and gender identity in patient characteristics (Table 3A, 3B), community health workers and dental therapists in the staffing tables (Table 5, 8A), revisions to clinical quality measures to improve measure alignment and data standardization (Table 6B, 7), and two new elements on the electronic health record (EHR) capabilities and quality recognition form.

Calendar Year 2015 UDS

Clinical Measure Reporting
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Presentation (PDF - 1 MB) | On-Demand Webinar Recording

Preparing for and Understanding Your UDS Submission
Monday, November 16, 2015
Presentation (PDF - 1 MB) | On-Demand Webinar Recording

Expansion and Integration of Oral Health Services
December 11, 2015
On-Demand Webinar Recording

2015 Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes
May 6, 2015
Presentation (PDF - 263 KB) | Audio Replay (MP3 - 9 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 76 KB)
Learn more about changes to 2015 UDS reporting, including an addition to patient characteristics (Table 4), ICD-10 reporting (Tables 6A, 6B, and 7), a new oral health measure (Table 6B), and revision to the diabetes control measure (Table 7).

Calendar Year 2014 UDS

UDS Sampling Methods, including Randomizer.org

November 6, 2014

Presentation (PDF - 800 KB) | Audio Replay (MP3 - 14 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 159 KB)

Review the purpose of a random sample, and correct methods for generating a random sample and chart substitutions to report data for UDS.

Introduction to UDS for Look-Alikes

October 22, 2014

Presentation (PDF - 946 KB) | Audio Replay (MP3 - 12 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 179 KB)

Review reporting requirements, unique program requirements, and overview of the review process for Health Center Program Look-Alikes submitting data into UDS.

Introduction to UDS Clinical Measures

October 20, 2014

Presentation (PDF - 814 KB) | Audio Replay (MP3 - 16 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 182 KB)

Review Table 6B and 7 clinical measures (including prenatal) and discuss strategies for evaluating reported data.

UDS for New Submitters

October 15, 2014

Presentation (PDF - 520 KB) | Transcript (PDF - 143 KB)

Review the purpose, importance, review process, deadlines and definitions of the Uniform Data System (UDS).

2014 UDS Changes

April 9, 2014

Presentation (PDF - 315 KB) | Audio Replay (MP3 - 19 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 147 KB)

Review and discuss changes to 2014 UDS reporting, including patient characteristics (Table 4), patient counts (Table 6A), reportable services (Table 6B and 7), quality of care measures (Table 6B), health outcomes and disparities measures (Table 7), and EHR capabilities and quality recognition.

Health Center Adjusted Quartile Ranking

The health center adjusted quartile ranking assesses a health center’s clinical performance compared with other health centers.



UDS Manuals

2015 UDS Manual (PDF 2 MB) New!

2014 UDS Manual (PDF - 2 MB)

2013 UDS Manual (PDF - 1 MB)

2012 UDS Manual (PDF - 1 MB)

For prior year manuals, please contact the BPHC Helpline.

UDS Help

UDS Content, such as what data should be included in your UDS report:

Email us or contact via Phone: 1-866-UDS-HELP (1-866-837-4357)

8:30 am to 5:30 pm ET, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays)
 

UDS Electronic Reporting System:

Contact us online or via Phone: 1-877-974-BPHC (2742)

8:30 am to 5:30 pm ET, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays)
 

Electronic Handbook (EHB), such as account setup, password, and other access issues:

Contact EHB Help online