CT’s All Payer Claims Database – an important opportunity, if we do it right

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A new report for the CT Health Foundation outlines CT’s progress and future options toward developing an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD). Putting all health care claims in the state across providers, payers and regions in one place would allow better health resource planning, identification of hotspots of high utilization, develop targeted solutions, improve patient safety and promote health equity. Through the CT Health Insurance Exchange, our state has received a large federal grant to create the database. The study, conducted by the CT Center for Patient Safety and the CT Health Policy Project, pulls best practices and resources from other states combined with advice from CT policymakers and consumers who could benefit from the data into a set of recommendations.