Friday, September 23, 2016

Uniform Data Systems

UDS Training

OACHC's 2016 UDS Training will be held November 30th at Quest Business Center in Columbus, Ohio. We are pleased to announce that Art Stickgold will be our presenter again this year, as well!

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The Uniform Data System (UDS) in-person training is a full day program covering the preparation of the 2016 UDS Report. The training addresses each of the report’s tables, including a discussion of the changes that have been made and the definitions necessary to complete the Report. The UDS training is aimed at those who are responsible for gathering and reporting the data elements included in the UDS Report, as well as management and clinical staff who need to understand the definitions and concepts used, and those who use the data in their program management and quality improvement activities.

Review and Submission Process Deadlines and Dates

Health Center Program grantees, look-alikes, and certain health centers funded under the HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) will submit their UDS Report by February 15th. These clinics will then work with a UDS reviewer to correct any potential data errors, so that the UDS reports may be finalized by March 31st. Once finalized, BPHC and BHW will not permit further corrections or

Changes for CY 2016 UDS Reporting

2016 Changes

Table 3A/3B/4

Patients are to be reported according to their sex at birth on Table 3A
Patients will also be reported by sexual orientation and by gender identity (SOGI) on Table 3B.
Reporting of public housing count has been further clarified on Table 4.

Table 5/5A/8A

New lines have been added to Tables 5 and 8A to report staff and costs:

Reporting of tenure data for dental therapists has been added to Table 5A.

Table 6A

All Table 6A diagnosis codes for selected diagnoses and services rendered are
revised from ICD‐9 to ICD‐10 codes.

Table 6B/7

To support Department‐wide standardization of data collection and reduce
health center reporting burden, the specifications for the clinical measures in
Tables 6B and 7 listed below have been revised to align with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services’ electronic‐specified Clinical Quality Measures (e‐
CQMs). The quality of care measures are aligned with e‐CQMs for Eligible
Professionals June 2015 eReporting update for the 2016 reporting period.
(While there are other updates available, they are not to be used for the 2016

  1. Childhood Immunization Status has been revised to align with CMS117v4 
  2. Cervical Cancer Screening has been revised to align with CMS124v4
  3. Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents has been revised to align with CMS155v4 
  4. Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and
    Follow‐Up has been revised to align with CMS69v4 
  5. Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation
    Intervention has been revised to align with CMS138v4 
  6. Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma has been revised to align with
  7. Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic has been revised to align with CMS164v4
  8. Colorectal Cancer Screening has been revised to align with CMS130v4
  9. Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and
    Follow‐Up has been revised to align with CMS2v5
  10. Dental Sealants for Children between 6‐9 Years has been revised to align
    with CMS277v0
  11. Controlling High Blood Pressure has been revised to align with CMS165v4
  12. Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control has been revised to align with

 HIT Form

The Health Information and Technology (HIT) Form has been revised to include
health center telehealth capacity and use and to capture medication‐assisted
treatment (MAT).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Taking the Steps to Prevent Suicide

Earn 1.5 hours of CNE Continuing Education Credit by Taking the Bullying Prevention Training Course

Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Take the evaluation and assessment at the end

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Giving Kids a Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the United States are overweight or obese? Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, certain cancers and obesity as an adult.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, here are some tips on how to help children make healthy changes:

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.
  • Get your Zzzzzs: Make sure your child gets the correct amount of sleep each night to encourage a healthy weight, energy balance.
  • Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month

It's the 27th year of Recovery Month, which shines the spotlight on the individuals and organizations that make recovery and treatment of mental and/or substance abuse disorders possible. It is also a time to raise awareness and understanding of mental and substance abuse disorders.

Getting Access to Treatment

More Information on Recovery Month