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All Payer Claims Database (APCD) Resource Materials

Overview of APCDs:  Porter, J, et al, “The Basics of APCDs: A Primer for States,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, January 2014,  http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2014/rwjf409988

Information on several APCD’s Data Uses:  Green, L., Lischko, A., Bernstein, T., “Realizing the Potential of All-Payer Claims Databases: Creating the Reporting Plan,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, January 2014, http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2014/rwjf409989

Transparency:  Tu, Ha, Gourevitch, Rebecca, “Moving Markets:  Lessons from New Hampshire’s Health Care Price Transparency Experiment,” California Health Foundation, April 2014, http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/M/PDF%20MovingMarketsNewHampshire.pdf

Patient engagement:  Hibbard, Judith H., Greene, Jessica, “What the Evidence Shows About Patient Activation: Better Health Outcomes and Care Experiences; Fewer Data on Costs,” Health Affairs, February 2013, abstract available at http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/2/207.abstract

Geographic data analysis: Finison, Karl, “Tri-State Variation in Health Services Utilization & Expenditures in Northern New England,” Onpoint Health Data, June 2010 http://apcdcouncil.org/sites/apcdcouncil.org/files/OnPoint%20Act49-Tri-State-Commercial-Variation.pdf

Report to the Legislature:  Center for Improving Value In Health Care, “Report to the Governor and the General Assembly,” Annually beginning March 1, 2011 - Examples: 
2011: http://civhc.org/getmedia/dea9fe16-b5e0-4afa-a7f8-0275a500deff/Report-to-Colorado-Governor-and-General-Assembly-2011-03-01.pdf.aspx
2012: http://civhc.org/getmedia/05a351fd-490e-4dc5-8a7a-8db93f66d819/APCD-Annual-Report-2012-with-cover-letter.pdf.aspx
2014: http://civhc.org/getmedia/9117f876-d23d-49bf-94b1-a1326bf1d0e3/APCD-Annual-Report-March-1-2014-with-Cover-Letter.pdf.aspx

Example of publicly accessible aggregate data
Colorado APCD Website:  https://www.cohealthdata.org/#/home
New Hampshire Health Cost tool:  http://www.nhhealthcost.org/

Population Health Reports:  Utah Department of Health http://issuu.com/utahatlas/docs/vol1_no1_antidepressants?e=0
http://utahatlas.health.utah.gov/HB128SA_2010.pdf

Example of Data Request Transparency:  List of Massachusetts APCD Data Requests:  http://www.mass.gov/chia/researcher/hcf-data-resources/apcd/acessing-the-apcd/applications-for-apcd-data.html

 

Updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 09:38AM