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Louisiana Health Center Data

Total Number of Reporting Program Awardees: 36    Total Patients Served: 461,397

Quality Recognition

Health Center Quality Leader - Gold
5.56 %
Health Center Quality Leader - Silver
11.11 %
Health Center Quality Leader - Bronze
5.56 %
Access Enhancer
27.78 %
Health Disparities Reducer
19.44 %
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality
19.44 %
Value Enhancer
8.33 %
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
72.22 %

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Expanded Summary for 2019 UDS Tables 3A – 9E and EHR Information

UDS Data Comparisons

Age and Race / Ethnicity 2017 2018 2019
Total Patients 426,128 444,282 461,397
Age (% of total patients)
% Children (< 18 years) 24.85 % 25.19 % 26.99 %
Children (< 18 years) 105,908 111,906 124,540
% Adults (18 – 64 years) 68.47 % 68.15 % 65.63 %
Adults (18 – 64 years) 291,758 302,778 302,793
% Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 6.68 % 6.66 % 7.38 %
Older Adults (Age 65 and over) 28,462 29,598 34,064
Patients By Race & Ethnicity (% known)
% Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 67.67 % 67.14 % 67.08 %
Number of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 280,134 290,347 299,693
% Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.43 % 7.86 % 8.88 %
Number of Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients 31,097 34,261 40,147
% Non-Hispanic White Patients 32.92 % 33.29 % 33.40 %
Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients 133,867 142,101 147,055
% Asian Patients 1 1.13 % 1.11 % 1.17 %
Number of Asian Patients 1 4,596 4,727 5,162
% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 0.68 % 0.58 % 0.55 %
Number of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients 1 2,760 2,494 2,418
% Black/African American Patients 1 59.57 % 58.21 % 57.05 %
Number of Black/African American 1 242,223 248,504 251,157
% American Indian/Alaska Native Patients 1 0.44 % 0.46 % 0.57 %
Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients 1 1,779 1,947 2,503
% More than one race Patients 1 0.80 % 1.83 % 2.34 %
Number of Patients with More than one race 1 3,255 7,806 10,314
Total Patients with Known Race Ethnicity (Denominator) 406,607 426,900 440,271
Total Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients (Denominator) 414,001 432,448 446,748
Total Hispanic/Latino & Non-Hispanic Latino Patients (Denominator for Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity) 418,377 435,969 452,133
Language (% known)
% Best Served in a Language other than English 5.30 % 5.55 % 6.84 %
Number of Patients Best Served in a Language Other than English 22,582 24,656 31,567
Patient Characteristics 2017 2018 2019
Income Status (% of patients with known income)
Total Patients with Known Income (Denominator) 262,231 292,759 296,378
% Patients at or Below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline 93.10 % 94.63 % 93.22 %
Patients at or Below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline 244,149 277,028 276,296
% Patients at or Below 100% of Federal Poverty Guideline (included in above) 75.68 % 71.85 % 71.89 %
Patients at or Below 100% of Federal Poverty Guideline (included in above) 198,449 210,335 213,059
Insurance Status (% of total patients)
% None/Uninsured Patients 17.23 % 15.73 % 17.26 %
None/Uninsured Patients 73,404 69,903 79,653
% None/Uninsured Children (<18 years) 7.88 % 8.57 % 10.73 %
None/Uninsured Children (<18 years) 8,342 9,594 13,359
% Medicaid/CHIP Patients 2 59.58 % 60.46 % 58.64 %
Medicaid/CHIP Patients 2 253,905 268,626 270,584
% Medicare Patients 8.11 % 8.32 % 9.26 %
Medicare Patients 34,554 36,948 42,744
% Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) 3.64 % 3.75 % 3.99 %
Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) 15,521 16,655 18,417
% Other Third-Party Patients 15.08 % 15.49 % 14.83 %
Other Third-Party Patients 64,265 68,805 68,416
Total Patients 426,128 444,282 461,397
Children (< 18 years) 105,908 111,906 124,540
Special Populations
% Homeless Patients 5.65 % 5.40 % 5.66 %
Total Homeless Patients 24,067 23,980 26,132
% Total Agricultural Workers or Dependents 0.47 % 0.44 % 0.52 %
Total Agricultural Workers or Dependents 2,024 1,976 2,411
% Public Housing Patients 10.70 % 22.52 % 21.89 %
Total Patients Served at a Health Center Located In or Immediately Accessible to a Public Housing Site 45,585 100,054 100,983
% School-Based Health Center Patients 6.16 % 7.13 % 7.52 %
School-Based Health Center Patients 26,242 31,685 34,697
% Veterans Patients 0.77 % 0.71 % 0.86 %
Veterans Patients 3,270 3,166 3,959
Number of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 129,920 135,328 135,496
% Patients Under 15 Who are Female 16.09 % 16.55 % 17.74 %
Number of Patients Under 15 Who are Female 41,334 43,887 48,558
Patients 15-64 Who are Female 77.15 % 76.73 % 74.75 %
Number of Patients 15-64 Who are Female 198,205 203,495 204,664
Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 6.76 % 6.72 % 7.51 %
Number of Patients 65 and Over Who are Female 17,356 17,831 20,565
Total Female Patients (Denominator) 256,895 265,213 273,787
Services (% of patients) 2017 2018 2019
% Medical Patients 77.21 % 76.52 % 78.25 %
Medical Patients 329,002 339,962 361,027
% Dental Patients 23.27 % 22.36 % 20.58 %
Dental Patients 99,147 99,342 94,950
% Mental Health Patients 13.65 % 14.90 % 16.59 %
Mental Health Patients 58,146 66,217 76,532
% Substance Use Disorder Patients 0.37 % 0.65 % 1.54 %
Substance Use Disorder Patients 1,561 2,885 7,123
% Vision Patients 0.43 % 0.45 % 0.35 %
Vision Patients 1,817 1,980 1,606
% Enabling Services Patients 14.41 % 14.07 % 13.81 %
Enabling Services Patients 61,400 62,495 63,706
Total Patients 426,128 444,282 461,397
Clinical Data 2017 2018 2019
Patients
Medical Conditions (% of Patients with Medical Conditions)
% Hypertension Patients 3 30.91 % 30.96 % 32.24 %
Number of Hypertension Patients 3 75,952 78,305 84,429
% Diabetes Patients 4 14.26 % 13.75 % 14.12 %
Number of Diabetes Patients 4 34,330 34,089 36,135
% Asthma 4.49 % 4.52 % 4.35 %
Number of Asthma Patients 14,775 15,367 15,699
% Symptomatic/Asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1.45 % 1.53 % 1.51 %
Number of Symptomatic/Asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 4,762 5,194 5,462
Prenatal
Number of Prenatal Care Patients 3,888 3,641 3,369
Number of Prenatal Care Patients who Delivered 1,841 1,987 1,500
Quality of Care Measures
Perinatal Health
Early Entry into Prenatal Care (first visit in first trimester) 78.50 % 76.79 % 74.09 %
Number of Access to Prenatal Care (First Prenatal Visit in 1st Trimester) 3,052 2,796 2,496
% Low and Very Low Birth Weight 13.88 % 11.80 % 12.43 %
Number of Newborns with Low Birth Weight 249 225 187
Preventive Health Screening & Services
Cervical Cancer Screening 7 51.20 % 55.27 % 58.50 %
Number of Cervical Cancer Screening Patients 7 56,102 59,841 63,448
Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents 14 67.36 % 70.15 % 73.07 %
Number of Children Age 3-17 with Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity 14 43,753 48,324 55,410
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan 15 68.49 % 75.08 % 83.39 %
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older with Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 15 159,334 176,222 200,469
Percent Adults Screened for Tobacco Use and Receiving Cessation Intervention 8 89.18 % 86.96 % 88.04 %
Number of Adult Medical Patients Age 18 and Older Screened for Tobacco Use and Received Cessation Counseling 8 151,236 155,194 155,567
Colorectal Cancer Screening 9 35.92 % 40.81 % 43.31 %
Number of Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer 9 29,940 32,411 36,544
Childhood Immunization Status 6 50.55 % 28.71 % 35.05 %
Number of Children Under Age 3 Who Received Appropriate Childhood Immunizations 6 1,982 1,119 1,465
Screening for Depression and Follow-Up Plan 10 70.69 % 79.19 % 80.38 %
Number of Patients Screened for Clinical Depression and if Positive had a Follow-Up Plan Documented 10 165,967 187,100 193,154
Dental Sealants for Children between 6-9 Years 49.35 % 63.47 % 61.05 %
Number of Children Age 6-9 Who Received Dental Sealants 723 1,124 890
Chronic Disease Management
Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma 11 78.58 % 85.40 % 87.93 %
Number of Persistent Asthmatic Patients Treated with Appropriate Pharmacological Intervention 11 3,254 4,251 4,594
Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 17 76.48 %
Number of Patients Aged 21 and Older at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events who were Prescribed or were on Statin Therapy 17 26,656
Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet 16 72.30 % 77.73 % 79.07 %
Number of Patients Age 18 and Older Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 16 4,945 5,367 5,065
Controlling High Blood Pressure 12 58.58 % 56.60 % 58.42 %
Number of Patients with Hypertension (HTN) Whose Blood Pressure (BP) was Controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) 12 44,494 44,321 49,325
Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 13 36.21 % 33.93 % 33.07 %
Number of Diabetic Patients with Poorly Controlled Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c > 9%) or No Test During Year 13 12,431 11,566 11,950
% of Patients seen for follow-up within 90 days of first ever HIV diagnosis 88.96 % 84.02 % 88.64 %
Number of HIV Patients Who were Newly Diagnosed HIV and Received Follow-up Treatment 274 284 320
Cost Data 2017 2018 2019
Total Health Center Cluster $92,646,251 $97,413,150 $101,134,405
Total Cost $332,873,634 $367,247,413 $430,820,852
Total Accrued Cost per Patient $781.16 $826.61 $933.73

Footnotes

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  • 1. Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 2. Includes Medicaid, Medicaid CHIP, and Other Public Insurance CHIP
  • 3. Hypertensive adults as a percent of estimated adult medical patients of ages 18-85
  • 4. Diabetic adults as a percent of estimated adult medical patients of ages 18-75
  • 5. Adjusted Quartile Rankings: Provides a health center's adjusted quartile ranking compared to health centers nationally for each of the clinical performance measures. Clinical performance for each measure is ranked from quartile 1 (highest 25% of reporting health center) to quartile 4 (lowest 25% of reporting health centers). Adjusted quartile ranking is not calculated when there are fewer than 30 patients in the universe count. To learn more about the Health Center Adjusted Quartile Ranking please refer to https://bphc.hrsa.gov/datareporting/reporting/ranking.html and for FAQ's please refer to https://bphc.hrsa.gov/datareporting/reporting/rankingfaq.html
  • 6. Childhood Immunization Status: For detailed information on this measure please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms117v6
  • 7. Cervical Cancer Screening: In 2018, patients who were in hospice care during the measurement period were excluded from the denominator. In 2019, the exclusion for congenital absence of cervix was added. These changes may affect 2017-2019 trends. For measurement specifics please visit the link and navigate to the reporting year: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/ep/2019/cms124v7
  • 8. Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention: In 2018, this measure had several updates in guidance and specification, including reporting on three populations. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms138v6
  • 9. Colorectal Cancer Screening: In 2018, patients in hospice care during the measurement year were excluded from the denominator. The numerator was changed to patients with one or more screenings for colorectal cancer. In 2019, a digital rectal exam no longer meets the numerator criteria. These changes may affect 2017-2019 trends. For measurement specifics, please visit the link and navigate to the reporting year: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/ep/2019/cms130v7
  • 10. Screening for Depression and Follow Up Plan: In 2018 and 2019, changes were made to the measurement criteria that may affect 2017-2019 trends. For measurement specifics, please visit the link and navigate to the reporting year: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/
  • 11. Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma: Measure specifications are available through the United States Health Information Knowledgebase and a user account is required to access. Accounts are free. Please visit: https://ushik.ahrq.gov/ViewItemDetails?&system=mu&itemKey=209389000
  • 12. Controlling High Blood Pressure: Change to the denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2017-2019 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms165v6
  • 13. Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control: Change to the denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2017-2019 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Please see https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms122v6
  • 14. Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents: Change in denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2017-2019 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms155v6
  • 15. Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan: Changes in the measure description and numerator in 2018 may affect 2017-2019 trends. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms69v6
  • 16. Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet: Changes in denominator exclusion in 2018 may affect 2017-2019 trends: Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year. Please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/measures/cms164v6
  • 17. Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: This measure indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed or on statin therapy of those who are high risk for cardiovascular events. This measure was added to the 2019 UDS. For detailed information on this measure, please see: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/ep/2019/cms347v2
  • 18. Appendix F: Workforce: This was added to the 2019 UDS

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