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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,

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,

Transparency:  Tu, Ha, Gourevitch, Rebecca, “Moving Markets:  Lessons from New Hampshire’s Health Care Price Transparency Experiment,” California Health Foundation, April 2014,

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

Geographic data analysis: Finison, Karl, “Tri-State Variation in Health Services Utilization & Expenditures in Northern New England,” Onpoint Health Data, June 2010

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: 

Example of publicly accessible aggregate data
Colorado APCD Website:
New Hampshire Health Cost tool:

Population Health Reports:  Utah Department of Health

Example of Data Request Transparency:  List of Massachusetts APCD Data Requests:


Updated Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:31AM