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Oct 21 -- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), invites comments by December 20, 2022 regarding proposed revisions to the HRSA Uniform Data System.

HRSA Uniform Data System (UDS) -- The Health Center Program, administered by HRSA, is authorized under section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254b). Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Nearly 1,400 health centers operate approximately 12,000 service delivery sites that provide primary health care to more than 30 million people in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. HRSA uses the UDS for annual reporting by Health Center Program awardees (those funded under section 330 of the PHS Act), Health Center Program look-alikes, and Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Program awardees.
 
UDS data collection updates must be completed in a timely manner for health centers to fulfill Health Center Program requirements. Approval of these changes is needed by February 1, 2023, to implement the changes in the data collection system and to provide adequate information on UDS reporting guidance to health centers, partners, and key stakeholders. HRSA plans to make the following updates for the performance year 2023 UDS data collection . . .

HRSA Uniform Data System: https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/data-reporting/program-data
Data collection instruments and technical documentation requested from HRSA by AEA.
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-22867

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