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

DSG 6.0.2018 Comment Period is Closed (9/5/2017)
The comment period for the DSG 6.0.2018 is now closed. The changes recommended are being integrated and the production version will be available no later than December 1st, 2017. 
SE Summer Workgroup Web Conference! (7/20/17)

The 2017 Summer APCD Submitting Entity Workgroup Web Conference on July 20, 2017 was a great success. We had 46 attendees and had an excellent discussion on the proposed changes for the Control Counts file. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or suggestions by emailing support@achiapcd.atlassian.net.  

(7/17/2017) Version 5.1.2017 of the Data Submission Guide (DSG) is required for the September 30, 2017 submission of 2017 Quarter 2 data. 

For those Entities who have completed the Historical Data Submission and progressed to regular quarterly data submissions, 2017 Quarter 2 data is due to be submitted by September 30, 2017 as specified in DSG 5.1.2017
Please advise our support team by submitting a DSG question if you need assistance or if you do not expect to have the data ready by that date.

Please see the Data Submission Guide (DSG) Resources page for the full version with and without update comments. There is also an Excel version.
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
Entity Registration Forms

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

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Healthcare Transparency Initiative Board