Title or Name of APCD System:
Maryland Health Care Commission Medical Care Data Base (MCDB)
Who Maintains the System:
Maryland Health Care Commission
First Year APCD Collected Data:
The system in Maryland was set up for policy uses. Transparency applications are limited and physician/provider comparative quality uses are very limited. The APCD is better at supporting system wide comparisons versus quality.
Number of Commercial Sources of Claims Data:
Sources and Status of APCD Data Collection
|Payers||Currently Collected||Planned Collection|
|Third Party Administrators/Self-Funded||Yes||--|
|Other||No VA, self pay, uninsured, or stand alone TPA payers.|
|Types of Data Collected||Currently Collected||Planned Collection|
|Other||DME Excluded; Medical data collection expanding to full in 2011---adding race/ethnicity/language also, pursuing these aggressively; Added pharmaceutical hospital claims data in 2010, from carriers|
Analyses of cost, efficiency, system utilization, and currently pushing to enhance geographic/racial difference capabilites.
Full eligibility in 2011, adding race/ethnicity/language.
For more information please contact Ken Yeates-Trotman at firstname.lastname@example.org.