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

Arkansas APCD Data Submission Guide Technical Change update available (NEW! 8/10/2020) 
The Arkansas APCD Data Submission Guide 7.0.2019 has been updated with several typographical error corrections and definition clarifications.  The latest version is here
Latest Arkansas APCD updated data available (NEW!  8/10/2020)
The Arkansas APCD team has released the data through December 31, 2019.  Release notes are here. The latest counts are available in the Universe Counts and data frequency reports here, including a new report illustrating the transition from ICD9 to ICD10 codes by year, month, and submitting entity.
Arkansas APCD User Group Webinar Resources available (New! 7/22/2020)
Presentations from the past Arkansas APCD User Group sessions are now available here.
Online Data Dictionaries Replace .pdf format (NEW! 1/3/2020)
The Arkansas APCD now provides online data dictionaries with improved searching capabilities.  The new data dictionary format is printable, too.  They can be found at the same link:  https://www.arkansasapcd.net/Resources/DataDictionaries/.  The .pdf versions are still available upon request.  
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.
          Updated August 10, 2020
Submitting Entity Registration Forms

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

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