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RI APCD Utilized in new Healthcare Data Transparency Project

The Peterson Center on Healthcare, the State of Rhode Island and Brown University have partnered to study healthcare cost trends in order to improve how care is delivered throughout the state. For this new initiative, called the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Collaborative Project, Brown University will work with Rhode Island policymakers and staff to analyze spending data from the state’s all-payer claims database (APCD) to better understand and measure healthcare performance. Using findings from this analysis, the project teams will work with multiple stakeholders—including payers, providers, employers, and patients—to assess cost drivers, identify opportunities to improve outcomes and lower costs of care, and establish a target for future healthcare cost growth.

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