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 Member Data Versioning Methodology
The Arkansas APCD Version Rank Methodology document helps the data requester identify the most recent version of an enrollment data.  This is applicable only if data requester receives all member records.  Best practice provides only the most recent record.
 
New Arkansas APCD Data Available
Visit https://achi.net/newsroom/arkansas-healthcare-transparancy-initiatives-expands/ for the latest information about new data available on the Arkansas APCD.
 
Data Requester Tools Available (NEW! 7/2/2019) 
The Arkansas APCD team has updated the APCD Data Request Pricing Tools for 2019.  Additionally, a new tool has been added - the Data Element Frequency Counts that provide row counts for APCD data elements by file type.
 
Delay to accept data in DSG 7.0.2019 (UPDATED! 5/1/2019) 
All issues have been resolved and the Arkansas APCD DSG 7.0.2019 data intake process is open and available to all submitters.
 
Tip Sheet for APCD Data Requesters (NEW! 4/16/2019) 
The Tip Sheet contains information about data quality or data nuances that affect data in the Arkansas APCD. This information is provided at the Submitting Entity (SE) level where applicable, otherwise, the issue described affects all SEs. Data requesters should review and consider each of these as they move forward with their stated use of the data. Where possible, issues will be addressed in future Arkansas APCD releases. Issues categorized as “Informational” cannot or will not be addressed. Resolution is being addressed for issues categorized as “Active.” Resolved issues are categorized as “Resolved.” 
If you have any questions while reviewing the document, please contact Data Requester Technical Support at adrs@achiapcd.atlassian.net.
Healthcare Transparency Resources
Healthcare Transparency Initiative Board
 
Next meeting: Tuesday, November 12th, 3-4 PM (Victory Building-1401 W. Capitol Ave, Suite 300, 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
 
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.
 
Read our latest blog post for updates on data availability and other news. (NEW 7/22/19)
 
          Updated:  December 5, 2019
Submitting Entity Registration Forms

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

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