Title or Name of APCD System: 
Minnesota All Payer Claims Database (MN APCD)
Who Maintains the System: 
Minnesota Department of Health
First Year APCD Collected Data: 
APCD Snapshot: 
Minnesota claims collection started in July 2009. Privacy concerns have garnered significant attention in this state. In order to receive the authority to collect these data and compel health plans and TPAs to submit data, special attention has been paid to concerns about data privacy. After suspension of an initial focus on transparency through the development of the Provider Peer Grouping System (MN Statutes, Chapter 62U.04, subdivision 3), Minnesota has used the data for a rich set of analyses and research reports to identify the burden of chronic disease; opportunities for efficiencies in the health care system; and cost drivers, including the role of prescription drugs.
Number of Commercial Sources of Claims Data: 
Covered Lives: 
About 4.3 million average monthly enrollees and nearly 90 percent of Minnesotans with insurance.

Sources and Status of APCD Data Collection

Payers Currently Collected Planned Collection
Commercial PayersYes--
Third Party Administrators/Self-FundedYes--
Types of Data Collected Currently Collected Planned Collection
Medical ClaimsYes--
Primary Users/Uses: 
The Minnesota Department of Health uses the MN APCD for analyses about variation of cost, quality, utilization, disease burden, and for certain evaluation studies.
Future Plans: 
None listed at this time.
Contact Information: 

For more information please contact health.apcd@state.mn.us