All-Payer Claims Databases: Current Status and Realizing the Potential

All-payer claims databases (APCDs) offer policy-makers and stakeholders access to the information they need to evaluate the cost and quality of health care in their states. Currently more than 30 states have, are implementing, or have an interest in forming an APCD. On a webinar on March 25 hosted by State Health and Value Strategies, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, speakers outlined the key elements of an APCD, insights into their formation, and how to develop reports and analyses based on that data.

Panelists:

  • Heather Howard, JD, project director, RWJF State Health and Value Strategies Program, Princeton University

  • Josephine Porter, MPH, co-chair, APCD Council, University of New Hampshire

  • Linda Green, MPA, vice president of programs, Freedman Healthcare

  • Amy Lischko, PhD, consultant, Freedman Healthcare

  • Jonathan Mathieu, director of data and research, Center for Improving Value in Health Care; Colorado APCD

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State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) is a program committed to providing technical assistance to support state efforts to enhance the quality and value of health care by improving population health and reforming the delivery of care services.

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