Tennessee

Title or Name of APCD System: 
Tennessee All Payer Claims Database
Category: 
Existing
Who Maintains the System: 
Health Care Finance and Administration, TennCare
First Year APCD Collected Data: 
2009
APCD Snapshot: 
In 2008, the Department of Finance and Administration convened the "Health Quality Initiative", a state and private sector stakeholder group, to discuss how best to measure and report health quality data. The group met for approximately a year before the Division of Health Planning proposed the APCD as a solution. Legislation was drafted with the input of stakeholders and passed in June 2009. Data collection began in the summer of 2010 and is ongoing.
Number of Commercial Sources of Claims Data: 
42

Sources and Status of APCD Data Collection

Payers Currently Collected Planned Collection
Commercial PayersYes--
Third Party Administrators/Self-FundedYes--
MedicaidYes--
Medicare--Yes
Types of Data Collected Currently Collected Planned Collection
Medical ClaimsYes--
EligibilityYes--
PharmacyYes--
Future Plans: 
None listed at this time.