Yesterday, the State of Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM) announced the Apparently Successful Bidder for the Washington All Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD). The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE) at Oregon Health & Science University has been selected to serve as the lead organization and Onpoint Health Data as the data vendor. The full press release is available here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule implementing Section 105 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) to expand how qualified entities (QE) can use and disclose data. The Final Rule (CMS-5061-F) explains how QEs can provide or sell combined data, or provide Medicare data at no cost, to certain authorized users.Read More
Slides and a webinar recording from the July 20th Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) webinar, Healthcare Measurement and APCDs: Creating an APCD Measure Inventory and Lessons for the Future of APCD Measure Development, are now available at https://www.apcdcouncil.org/webinarsRead More
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is pleased to announce the next webinar in its webinar series, Improving Cost Transparency and Quality of Care: All Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) Working for You.Read More
The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) will hold its annual meeting on September 14, 2016 in Alexandria, VA. As part of the conference this year, the APDU has announced an inaugural Data Viz Awards with an open call for visualizations using publicly-available data to convey a compelling point (e.g. an opportunity to highlight how claims data are being used!). Visuals may have appeared in a published research paper or article, in a public presentation, as a stand-alone infographic, as a website feature, and/or as another official product.Read More
Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to evaluate, design, and develop a Vermont Health Care Uniform Reporting and Evaluation System (VHCURES) Public Use File, including conducting an "Expert Determination" to certify that the Public Use File complies with the security and privacy standards set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Questions regarding the proposal are due to the GMCB by July 5th and proposals are due July 18th.Read More