All-Payer Claims Database Measure Inventory

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is undertaking activities to develop an effective and feasible approach for using all-payer claims databases to advance the goal of improving health care affordability, efficiency, and cost transparency, including developing this inventory of APCD-based measures.

The inventory is in an Excel file and each field (e.g., measure type, age group) can be sorted [Excel File, 72.2 KB]. Inventory fields include:

  • Condition of Focus (e.g., back pain, diabetes).
  • Measure Condition Subcategory (e.g., tests, medications).
  • Measure Type (Cost, Quality, or Utilization).
  • Quality Category (Process, Outcomes, Structure, Not Applicable).
  • Measure Name or Paper Name (From Lit Review).
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Number.
  • Measure Steward.
  • Web Address.
  • Age Group (Pediatric, Adult, Not Specified).
  • Risk Adjustment (Yes, No, Not Stated).
  • Type of Cost (Out of Pocket, Charge, Reimbursement, Not Applicable, (Free Text OK).
  • Level of Analysis (e.g., State, County, ZIP Code, Hospital, Facility, Doctor ).
  • Data Source.
  • Source Type.
  • Unique Project ID.
  • Notes.
  • Deep Dive Measure? (Yes, No).
Page last reviewed October 2017
Page originally created October 2017
Internet Citation: All-Payer Claims Database Measure Inventory. Content last reviewed October 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/apcd/measureinventory.html