All-payer claims databases (APCDs) systemically collect administrative data, including medical, pharmacy, and dental claims, eligibility files, and provider (physician and facility) files. Fourteen states currently have functioning APCDs, and Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill (Omnibus Health Trailer Bill) in June 2018 that sets aside $60 million for California to plan for the creation of one of its own. This issue brief from California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) – The ABCs of APCDs: How States Are Using Claims Data to Understand and Improve Care – provides examples of the ways APCDs are being used by selected states and illuminates issues of critical importance to California, including health care and prescription drug spending trends, opioid use and prescribing patterns, and the prevalence of chronic disease.
- Issue Brief: The ABCs of APCDs: How States Are Using Claims Data to Understand and Improve Care. CHCF. November 8 2018 (PDF)
- CA Bill to Create Health Care Cost Transparency Database. AboutHealthTransparency blog post, July 9 2018
- APCD Council All-Payer Claims Database Interactive State Report Map: https://www.apcdcouncil.org/state/map