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Kentucky Introduces HB82 to Provide for an APCD

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In Kentucky, House Bill 82 (HB82) was introduced on January 7, 2020, an act relating to health care to provide for an all-payer claims database and making an appropriation therefor. HB82 calls for creating a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require the commissioner of the Department of Insurance to establish an advisory committee to make recommendations regarding the creation of a Kentucky all-payer claims database; establish the Kentucky all-payer claims database fund.

Fourteen states currently have functioning APCDs (AHT, 11/13/2018). An article in The Brown Daily Herald describes how researchers from Rhode Island utilize APCDs to study health care costs in the state. The RI APCD contains claims data from commercial insurers, Medicare and Medicaid.

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