AHRQ's project to advance use of all-payer claims databases among States.
All-payer claims databases (APCDs) are large State databases that include medical claims, pharmacy claims, dental claims, and eligibility and provider files collected from private and public payers.
This AHRQ project was undertaken to advance the use of APCD data for transparency efforts within and among States. For States to use their APCD data to compare price and performance of providers within their States and across States, measures for use with these data need to be developed and refined, and the data need to be standardized.
- Inventory and Prioritization of Measures To Support the Growing Effort in Transparency Using All-Payer Claims Databases: Data Evaluation of All-Payer Claims Databases
This report provides background on APCDs and the APCD project, uses of APCD-based measures, and evaluation of data from a few State APCDs.
- Expanding and Enhancing All Payer Claims Database System Capacity in States
This report summarizes the Fifth All Payer Claims Database Conference, Expanding and Enhancing All Payer Claims Database System Capacity in States. Its purpose was to expand and enhance APCD collection and reporting capacity across States, promote uniformity in APCD data collection and release, and enhance the utility of State APCDs.
This inventory of APCD-based measures is an Excel file, and each field (e.g., measure type, age group) can be sorted. Some of the inventory fields include Condition of Focus (e.g., back pain, diabetes); Measure Condition Subcategory (e.g., tests, medications); Measure Type (cost, quality, or utilization), among many others.