Welcome to the Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)

There is a growing demand and need for transparency of healthcare information in Arkansas to promote high-value care and advance research. Consumers, employers, and policymakers are advocating for greater reporting on the prices of healthcare services as a way to encourage consumers to choose low-cost, high-quality providers and to promote competition based on value. The Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) is a dynamic tool that will enable the state to further its transparency objectives by collecting healthcare data from public and private sources and empowering Arkansans with information to better understand how and where healthcare is being delivered and how much is being spent. Please see the “How to Use the APCD Website” box below to learn how to navigate the Arkansas APCD website.
What's New?

Arkansas APCD Announcements

 
NEW!!! DSG Version 7.0.2109 Final (NEW! 12/1/2018) **
The Arkansas APCD Data Submission Guide (DSG) version 7.0.2019 is final.
Be sure to review the Revision History for a detailed list of changes and additions. Submitting entities who have already submitted historical data files as of calendar years 2013-2018 do not have to resubmit historical data with these new fields. The Arkansas APCD team will execute the necessary data transformation processes to add these fields to the historical data already received. Previous DSG versions - Including 4.1.2015, 5.0.2017, 5.1.2017, and 6.0.2018 - are being retired. Any submissions received on or after June 30, 2019, must be made in the format outlined in Arkansas APCD DSG version 7.0.2019, until a new version is released and becomes the new standard. The Arkansas APCD will be able to receive the 7.0.2019 format in April, 2019. Submitters may begin submitting in the new format at that time.  
 
Please reach out to the Arkansas APCD Technical Support team with any questions or concerns. 
*Version 7.0.2019 with comments marks and explains the individual changes between Version 6 and Version 7.
**As of 6/30/2019, data submissions will only be accepted in DSG 7.0.2019 format. After that date, data will no longer be accepted in other DSG formats. 
 
Also see the links on the Data Submission Guide (DSG) Resources page for DSG 6.0.2018 which is in effect until June 30, 2019. 
 
 

APCD Data Request Supplemental Documentation (8/29/2018)

The Arkansas APCD team has published the following data request and pricing tools to help data requesters make informed decisions about the amount and types of data to purchase.  Feel free to reach out to the Arkansas APCD Technical Support team if you have any questions.

 

  1. The Arkansas APCD Pricing Schedule containing data request types and data request pricing by year and file type. 
  2. The Arkansas APCD Data Attributes presentation providing data requesters key information about the types of data contained in the Arkansas APCD and how they are linked.
  3. The Arkansas APCD Data Request pricing tool enabling requesters to estimate the price of a request (Be sure to work with the Arkansas APCD Technical Support team for final pricing.)
  4. The Arkansas APCD Universe Counts containing counts by file types and years to help the data requester understand how much data is available for selection. 
 
 
Healthcare Transparency Resources
Healthcare Transparency Initiative Board
 
Next meeting: Tentatively Tuesday, October 9th, 1-3 PM (Victory Building-1401 W. Capitol Ave, Suite 445, Little Rock, AR)
 
 Healthcare Transparency Legislation
How to Use the APCD Website

Below is a summary of the tabs listed at the top of this page, each representing different content areas of the website:

  • Visit the Reports and Maps tab to view reports on the price and utilization of select procedures
  • Visit the Resources tab to find additional information on healthcare transparency efforts in Arkansas and the national level
  • Visit the Governance tab to learn more about Arkansas APCD oversight and governing authority 
  • Visit the About the APCD tab to find out more about the Arkansas APCD project, including contact information, frequently asked questions, a listing of data sources, and more
 
Submitting Entity Resources
Submitting Entity Registration Forms

Click below to access registration forms for the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative. 

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Data Requester Resources
The Arkansas APCD team is proud to announce that the Data Release Request Process is now live. Please use the links below to access the Data Request Application forms and to see a list of approved applications.