Comments on CT’s APCD policies and procedures

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In support of the enormous potential to promote and guide sensible health planning in CT, consumer advocates, the CT Health Policy Project and the CT Center for Patient Safety, submitted constructive comments on draft policies and procedures for CT’s All-Payer Claims Database, Access Health CT (APCD). We urge APCD leadership to commit to full public transparency and equitable access to the data for all stakeholders, including CT’s insurance exchange, and strong provisions to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest. We also urge policymakers to prohibit commercial uses of the data and to develop very robust privacy and security protections. The advocates’ comments follow from our report for the CT Health Foundation of consumer input into development of CT’s APCD.