Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) — Technology Innovations
The Montana HCCN was founded on the principles of the Health Center Controlled Network model defined under Section 330(e)(1)(c) of the Public Health Service Act. The members work together to improve access to care, enhance quality of care and achieve cost efficiencies. The MT HCCN provides training and technical assistance to support its members to leverage health IT to participate in value-based payment by enhancing the patient and provider experience, advancing interoperability, and using data to enhance value.
Learn more about HCCN at the Health Resources & Services Administration website.
The Uniform Data System (UDS) report is due February 15th, 2020.
Failure to submit a complete and accurate UDS report by the deadline will result in a program condition being placed on the health center’s grant. Chapter 18 Program Monitoring and Data Reporting Systems in the Compliance Manual describes the full requirement. Resources for reporting UDS can be found below or on the HRSA website. Contact Leslie Southworth with questions.[/content_band]
- Increase patient access to personal health information through the use of health IT.
- Promote the use of patient portals through providing training to health center staff on the features, benefits, and use of a patient portal. Improve patient engagement with digital tools such as remote monitoring devices and text reminders that facilitate communication between the health center patient and the provider.
- Increase the use of registries to engage patients with upcoming or missed care opportunities.
- Minimize provider burden and improve usability of the EHR through workflow re-design and encouraging best practices through training and technical assistance to Providers and provider teams.
- Encouraging data protection by supporting health centers to complete required annual security risk assessments and active updated breach mitigation and response plans. Training and technical assistance will be provided through annual HIPAA face-to-face training, quarterly webinars, and one-on-one training.
- Increasing the number of health centers utilizing health information exchange to share information securely with other key providers and health systems.
- Supporting the continued work with the State of Montana Immunization program to implement bi-directional interfaces and advocate for health centers through participation in the workgroups of the state-wide health information exchange Big Sky Care Connect.
- In coordination with the Quality Data Initiative, encouraging data integration that supports the consolidation of clinical data from multiple clinical and non-clinical sources and supports value-based transformation through care planning, reporting clinical quality measures, and referral management.
- Implementing DRVS across the network to support these efforts and improve data monitoring and reporting across the network. Integration of data through the use of DRVS from external sources such as Medicaid also supports data integration and the move towards value-based payment.
- Improving health center capacity for data analysis through training and technical assistance to support data standardization, management, and analysis.
- Continuing collaborative work with the Quality Data Initiative (QDI) through webinars and intensive technical assistance to improve data capture, validation, and analysis and support health center readiness for value-based payment.
- Providing on-going training and support for UDS reporting throughout the year.
- Increasing the health centers collection and utilization of patient level and aggregate data on social risk factors to support coordinated effective interventions and develop a strategic direction for use of social determinants of health data across the network.
- Continuing coordinated work with the Montana Health Justice Partnership, a workgroup to identify health harming legal needs, to support the collection of screening information, and collecting and analyzing data to confidently report improved outcomes for patients.
2019 UDS Training Webinar Resources
- D – UDS Training Presentation Slide Deck. Training PowerPoint.
- E – UDS Manual/UDS Reporting Instructions. 2019 UDS Reporting Manual Instructions.
- F1 – UDS Tables. Blank set of 2019 UDS Tables (PDF).
- F2 – UDS Tables (Excel). Blank set of 2019 UDS Tables (Excel).
- F3 – UDS Tables (Word). Blank set of 2019 UDS Tables (Word).
- F4 – Table 6A Code Changes. Table 6A codes updated since the prior year.
- G1 – PAL 2019-01 for Reporting 2019 Data. Program Assistance Letter summarizing the major changes for 2019.
- G2 – Proposed PAL 2019-05 for Reporting 2020 Data. Program Assistance Letter summarizing the proposed changes for 2020.
- H – 2019 Quick Fact Sheets. Set of fact sheets that provide an overview of each UDS table.
- I1 – UDS Training Webinar Flyer. Specific and advanced webinar topics.
- I2 – Online Training Modules. eLearning modules to introduce beginners to UDS topics.
- J – 2018 UDS HCPC Grantee Adjusted Quartile Descriptions – FAQ. Quality improvement award summary.
- K1 – UDS Training and Resource Guide Decision Tree. Guide to the training materials and resources for beginner and advanced UDS users.
- K2 – Beginner Training Resources. UDS training resources for those new to UDS.
- K3 – Advanced Training Resources. UDS training resources for those experienced to UDS.
- L1 – QRS UDS 330 Accessing UDS Reports in EHB. Quick reference sheet for 330 programs accessing UDS reports in EHBs.
- L2 – QRS UDS LAL Accessing UDS Reports in EHB. Quick reference sheet for LAL programs accessing UDS reports in EHBs.
- L3 – User Guide for Accessing the UDS in EHB. Detailed guide to accessing and using EHBs for UDS reporting.
- M – 2018 Formula Reference Guide for Reports. Formula guide for standard UDS reports available in EHBS.
- N1 – 330 UDS 2018 Roll-ups National Universal. 330 program national rollup report using 2018 data.
- N2 – Look-Alike 2018 Roll-ups National Universal. LAL program national rollup report using 2018 data.
- N3 – BHW 2018 Roll-ups National Universal. BHW program national rollup report using 2018 data.
- N4 – 330 2018 At a Glance. 330 program summary of key 2018 data findings.
- N5 – Look-Alike 2018 At a Glance. LAL program summary of key 2018 data findings.
- N6 – 2018 At a Glance. BHW program summary of key 2018 data findings.
- P – 2019 Clinical Measures Descriptions Handout. Criteria to be used to report 2019 UDS clinical measures.
- Q – 2018 State Performance Indicators Statistics. State comparison statistics of patient profile, quality of care, and service delivery indicators using 2018 data.
- R1 – HITEQ Information Card. Information notice about how HITEQ can provide support.
- R2 – EHR Transition Tool. Tool to assist health centers transitioning their EHR system.
- S – Checklist for Submission. Checklist for UDS preparers and submitters to use prior to submission.
- T – Helpful Codes for HIV Measure. ICD codes to consider when identifying patients newly diagnosed with HIV.
- U1 – Tools for Preparing for 2019: Virtual Visits Guide. Considerations to properly report virtual visits.
- U2 – Tools for Preparing for 2019: MH and SUD Addendum. Considerations to properly report the mental health and substance use disorder addendum of table 5.
- U3 – Financial Tables for Reporting Considerations. Considerations to properly report the UDS financial tables (8A, 9D, & 9E).
- U4 – Sources of Data Group Activity. Worksheets to organize data sources and responsibilities for data collected in the UDS.
- W – Handout on accessing USHIK and eCQI. Guide to the eCQI Resource Center and USHIK websites to support UDS eCQM reporting.
- X – Nurse Visit Guidance. Considerations to properly report and account for nurse visits.
- Y – Common Acronyms Used. Acronyms used in the in‐person training presentation.
Quarterly HIPAA Webinars
4/16/20 Information Blocking Rules -Balancing Data Access with Privacy and Security
- HHS: Health Information Privacy
- CMS: Bulletin
- COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
3/26/20 How to Keep Your PHI Secure, With Ransomware on the Rise
12/11/19 HIPAA Webinar Series: How to Use Mobile Technology while Keeping PHI Secure
7/10/19 The Intersection of HIPAA and Part 2, How Does SUD Privacy Fit?
- SAMHSA Resources – Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations
- Legal Brief – Overcoming Data Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic
3/26/19 Patient Rights, Information Blocking, and HIPAA
- Join the Montana HCCN for the next round of Telehealth Tuesdays, a webinar series designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest in telehealth and virtual health. See all upcoming webinars.
6/16/20 Telehealth Tuesday: Emerging Trends in Telehealth
4/21/20 Montana Medicaid Telehealth Webinar for FQHCs
- FQHC/RHC in Medicare & Covid-19 (SLIDES)
- CCHP Fact Sheet
- MLN for FQHC and RHC
- CMS FQHC RHC Fact Sheet
- CMS Covid-19 Clinician Letter
- Medicare Learning Network Matters
- CMS’ COVID-19 Flexibility Fact Sheet for FQHCs and RHCs
4/02/20 Telehealth: Starting Now and For the Future
3/17/20 Telehealth Tuesdays: Telehalth for Behavioral Health, SUD, and MAT
5/28/19 Telehealth Tuesdays: Using Virtual Health to Enhance Patient Care
4/23/19 Telehealth Tuesdays: Are you Ready for Telehealth? Assessing Your Center for Telehealth Implementation
3/26/19 Telehealth Tuesdays: Financial Considerations for Telehealth Sustainability
3/27/19 Meaningful Use/Promoting Interoperability Stage 3