2018 data for medical claims and pharmacy claims has been added to the Oregon All Payer All Claims (APAC) Database. APAC is a large database that houses administrative health care data for Oregon’s insured populations. It includes medical and pharmacy claims, enrollment data, premium information, and provider information for Oregonians who are insured through commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. The Oregon State Legislature established APAC in 2009 as a tool to measure health care costs, quality, and utilization, and commissioned the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to operate the database.
Dental data will be collected this year with the first submission expected July 31, 2020 for 2019 and January – June 2020 data. The APAC Program has requested the voluntary submission of data for 2017 and 2018 in order to establish a strong analytic file more quickly. After data receipt, APAC will know if sufficient voluntary submissions occurred to make analysis of earlier dental data reliable. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is planning to release 2019 data in Spring 2021.
- Oregon All Payer All Claims Database: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/All-Payer-All-Claims.aspx