West Virginia

Title or Name of APCD System: 
West Virginia Health Care Authority Database
In Implementation
Who Maintains the System: 
West Virginia Health Care Authority
APCD Snapshot: 
The claims data in West Virginia were originally collected to answer policy questions. Understanding cost was an important issue. In addition, Public Health was very interested in geographic variation in health status and incidence of chronic disease. Additionally, Health Policy planners were interested in evaluating the development of managed care.
Number of Commercial Sources of Claims Data: 

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: 
Analyses of cost, efficiency, quality, system utilization, episodes, geographic/racial differences, CON, and pharmaceutical versus medical costs.
Contact Information: 

For more information please contact Laura Anderson at (LAnderson@hcawv.org, 304-558-7000).