In order to be recognized as an Oregon certified School-Based Health Center (SBHC) and eligible for State funds, data reporting elements, which are determined by the SBHC State Program Office (SPO) must be submitted to the SPO.
The data requirements include:
- Visit/encounter data;
- Patient satisfaction surveys;
- Billing/revenue and funding information;
- Staffing and hours of operation;
- Key performance measures.
Reference to the data requirements can be found in the Local County Health Department contracts under Program Element 44: School-Based Health Centers and in the Oregon SBHC Standards for Certification 2010.
Annual visit/encounter data must be collected in an electronic data system, often referred to as a “Practice Management System.” Each visit and the data elements related to that visit described further below must be collected and submitted in an electronic format that is acceptable to the SPO.
Click here to see the data elements and their required formats
Visit/Encounter Data must be submitted to the SPO no later than July 15th for the preceding service year (July 1-June 30). In some circumstances, the SPO may request Visit/Encounter data more frequently than one time per year. The SPO requires more frequent Visit/Encounter data submissions as a means of monitoring a site’s data collection operations and to provide technical assistance if problems are noted.
Each SBHC system will submit its Visit/Encounter data via the internet by uploading their data to a SPO-assigned Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) electronic folder.
The data variables must be collected in an electronic data system at each encountered visit. These variables include:
Click here to see instructions for setting-up access to your SBHC System’s SFTP folder
Student Statisfaction Survey
The annual Student Satisfaction Survey is administered to SBHCs that see clients in grades six through twelve. This includes SBHCs that are in middle schools, high schools, combined-grade campuses, and SBHCs that see a significant number of clients in the selected grade range.
SBHCs are provided the SPO-required Student Satisfaction Survey forms and instructions for their completion. Selected SBHCs must submit completed annual student satisfaction survey data no later than June 1st.
Click here to see a copy of the most recent survey
Click here to see a copy of the instructions used to complete the survey
SBHC Annual Operating Revenue Information
The billing/revenue/funding data is collected via a web-based template. It is a retrospective data report for the previous service/school year. Some of the data collected includes revenue from registration fees, third party payors such as Medicaid and Private Insurance. The template also collects other public and private funding that is used to operate the SBHC. Submission of the SBHC Annual Operating Revenue Report must occur no later than October 1st for the preceding service year (July 1-June 30).
Key Performance Measures (KPM)
In an effort to support and encourage high-quality, age-appropriate health care for Oregon’s school-age youth, the SPO identified three Key Performance Measures (KPMs) that each state-funded SBHC is required to complete and track. For every student that is seen three or more times in the SBHC during any given school year, the SBHC must (1) either complete or obtain a copy of, a Comprehensive Physical Examination; (2) complete a comprehensive Health Assessment; and (3) calculate and record the student’s BMI. As part of the KPM process, the SBHCs are required annually to perform a random chart audit of either 20% of all 5-19 year-old students seen three or more times in a service year or 30 charts, whichever number is larger. Submission of KPM data must occur no later than October 1st for the preceding service year (July 1-June 30).
Click here to see the most recent copy of the Key Performance Measure requirements