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:
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:
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|
|Third Party Administrators/Self-Funded||Yes||--|
|Types of Data Collected||Currently Collected||Planned Collection|
The Minnesota Department of Health uses the MN APCD for analyses about variation of cost, quality, utilization, disease burden, and for certain evaluation studies.
None listed at this time.
State Specific Resources:
Analysis of Low-Value Health Services in the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database [May 2017]
Pharmaceutical Spending and Use in Minnesota: 2009-2013 [November 2016]
State-Based Risk Adjustment and Feasibility Study – Report to the Minnesota Legislature September 2016 [October 2016]
Chronic Conditions in Minnesota: New Estimates of Prevalence, Cost and Geographic Variation for Insured Minnesotans, 2012 [January 2016]
An Introductory Analysis of Potentially Preventable Health Care Events in Minnesota [July 2015]
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Report to the Minnesota Legislature - 2014, Chronic Pain Procedures in Minnesota, 2010-2012 [January 2015]
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