Funding Opportunity Snapshot FY 2022 American Rescue Plan Uniform Data System Patient-Level Submission Funding (ARP-UDS+)

ARP-UDS+ Funding Overview

The purpose of the ARP-UDS+ one-time investment is to support HRSA-funded health centers and look-alikes to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and enhance health care services and infrastructure. The goal is to expand the value of UDS data to the Health Center Program while improving how health centers prepare and submit UDS data. This effort will enable health centers to tailor their efforts to improve health outcomes and advance health equity, more precisely targeting the needs of specific communities or patients.

Funding Application Details

FY 2022 ARP-UDS+ funding is available to H8F-funded health centers and L2C-funded look-alikes -all CHCs — both grantees and Look-Alikes – can receive up to $60,000 in one-time funding. Applications are due in HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23, 2022.

What can the funds be used for?

The funds may be used to support any ARP or UDS+ activities listed in the ARP-UDS+ Activities Plan.

There are four main areas of focus:

  • Reporting Modernization. Improve UDS reporting through advances in health information technology. This effort includes the UDS Patient-Level Submission (UDS+) Initiative to transform aggregation of UDS clinical quality measures from health center- to patient-level data for the 2023 UDS report.
  • Content Review. Update UDS tables and content to improve data standardization and quality, including clinical quality measure (CQM) alignment.
  • Stakeholder Engagement. Get feedback from UDS stakeholders on proposed changes to UDS reporting processes, tables, and measures.
  • Testing. Before implementing changes, testing innovations with health centers through the UDS Test Cooperative and other pilots (such as the UDS+ CAREWare Pilot).

How BlueNovo can help?

BlueNovo works exclusively with community health centers (CHCs) to bridge the gap between quality improvement and health IT. Many of BlueNovo’s core service offerings align with the ARP UDS+ grant activity. Now is the perfect opportunity to complete the grant application and plan for the upcoming funding. Careful planning will ensure your health IT infrastructure and EMR applications are well-positioned to meet the criteria for funding and the long-term needs of your organization. Don’t let this funding opportunity pass. Get in touch now.