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Approved UDS Changes for 201809-Jan-2018
Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2017-08 highlights the approved changes to the UDS for calendar year 2018. The early dissemination of this PAL, released about a year in advance of the reporting period, supports the UDS modernization efforts currently underway. Changes include updates to the CMS electronic-specified clinical quality measures, removal of the Patient-Centered Medical Home measure (identified as redundant), an expanded telehealth question, and updates to the Medication-Assisted Treatment and Meaningful Use questions. The reporting changes detailed in this PAL will be used by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes for reporting data beginning in January 1, 2019. The forthcoming 2018 UDS Manual will include additional details regarding these changes.
IMPORTANT DATES for UDS
• February 15: Last day for health centers to submit complete and accurate UDS reports.
• Between submission and March 31: UDS reviewers will work with you to finalize your data submission.
• March 31: Last day to make changes to UDS reports. It is critical that you submit your UDS report on time and that the data is verifiably accurate.