What We Do
Variety Care is a Community Health Center (CHC). CHCs are a vital link to health care for insured and uninsured individuals who have problems getting access to health care services. CHCs provide a broad range of primary and preventative health care services at affordable rates. Their mission is to improve the health of communities that do not have ready access to health care.
Officially known as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), CHCs receive funding from the Bureau of Primary Health Care. CHCs also receive funds from Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, grants and private donations.
Variety Care provides access to affordable healthcare services for all family members, regardless of age, medical history, immigration status, or insurance coverage.
You are at the center of your health.
Patient Centered Medical Home
A medical home is an approach to providing total health care.
Patient-centered is a way of saying that you, the patient are the most important person in the health care system. You are the center of your health.
Patient Centered Medical Home- A major component of healthcare reform in the U.S. is an effort to improve the delivery system by which we care for the patients we serve. The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a widely accepted model for delivering high quality healthcare, and Variety Care is pursuing PCMH accreditation through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). PCMH is a model of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible and focused on quality and safety. The accompanying video provides a short overview of the important components of the PCMH philosophy of healthcare delivery. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUuvTusJQhQ
The Uniform Data System (UDS) is a reporting requirement of 330(e) Community Health Centers grantees of Health Resources and Services Administration. The UDS contains information regarding demographics, services rendered, and health indicators. By keeping track of this data, we can ensure your health is on the right track.
Here is a chart of Variety Care’s patients’ health outcomes aggregate.
Definitions of the indicators are below.
|2010||2011||2012||US Avg 2011||OK Avg 2011|
|1) Prenatal Care||69.4||66.9||67.5||70||66.9||78%|
|2) Low Birth Weight||5.1||5.9||2.2||7.4||6.9||7.8%|
|4) PAP test||47.1||58.6||58.6||57.8||41.2||93%|
|7) Child weight assessment||0||48.6||39.2||8.2||55%|
|8) Adult weight assessment||34.3||62.9||39.3||31.5||54%|
|9) Tobacco assessment||77.3||88.6||79.5||80.6||69%|
|12)CAD lipid therapy||65.7|
|13)IVD asa therapy||78.6|
Note: Indicators no. 7-11 were added in 2011; indicators no. 12-14 were recently added and will be reported for 2012.
*Decrease in immunization rates due to addition of requirement of 2nd dose influenza vaccine in 2011 and frequent failure to administer 2nd dose.
Uniform Data Set (UDS) Quality of Care Indicators Definitions
1. Prenatal care: Percentage of women beginning prenatal care in the 1st trimester
2. Low birth weight: Percentage of births less than 2500 grams to Variety Care prenatal patients
3. Immunizations: Percentage of children who are fully immunized on their second birthday. A child is fully immunized if they have been vaccinated or there is documented evidence of contraindication for the vaccine or a history of illness for ALL of the following: 4 DTP/DTaP, 3 IPV, 1 MMR, 2 Hib, 3 HepB, 1 Varicella, 4 Pneumococcal conjugate, 2 HepA, 2 or 3 rotavirus, and 2 influenza.
4. PAP test: Percentage of women aged 24-64 who receive one or more PAP tests
5. Hypertension: Percentage of adults with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control
6. Diabetes: Percentage of persons with diabetes with an HbA1c level less than 9%
7. Children weight assessment: Percentage of children aged 3-17 with a BMI, counseling on nutrition, and physical activity documented for the current year
8. Adult weight assessment: Percentage of patients aged 18 and over with BMI charted and follow up plan documented if patients are overweight or underweight
9. Tobacco assessment: Percentage of patients questioned about tobacco use one or more times in the measurement year or prior year
10. Tobacco cessation: Percentage of tobacco users aged 18 or older who have received cessation advice or medication
11. Asthma treatment plan: Percentage of patients aged 5-40 diagnosed with asthma who have an acceptable pharmaceutical treatment plan
12. Coronary artery diseases (CAD)—Lipid therapy: Percentage of patients aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of CAD prescribed a lipid lowering therapy, based on current ACC/AHA guidelines
13. Ischemic vascular disease (IVD)—Aspirin therapy: Percentage of patients aged 18 and older who were discharged alive for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery bypass (CABG) or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), or had a diagnosis of IVD and had documentation of use of aspirin or other antithrombotic therapy during the measurement year.
14. Colorectal cancer screening: Percentage of adults 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer (includes colonoscopy < 10 years, flexible sigmoidoscopy < 5 years, or annual fecal occult blood test).