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 Service Announcement (3/31/17) 

The Arkansas APCD will be expecting heavy file submission volume over the next week to two weeks  (3/31/17 - 4/14/17) with the arrival of the 3/31 deadline for all Submitting Entities to complete submission of 2016 Full Year Data.

During this time, responses regarding Data Validation of submitted files may not be as quick as you have traditionally experienced. While we will try to process and respond to submitted files in 24-48 hours from receipt, we may take up to 5 days to respond.

To reduce email traffic, responses will only be emailed to entities whose files Fail Data Intake.

For files that Pass Data Intake, Data Validation Reports will be automatically posted to the appropriate Portal Account on the Arkansas APCD website.

If you have submitted files and do not receive an email response within 48 hours, please check your Web Portal to see if Data Validation Reports have been posted for you. 

 
Version 5.0.2017 of the Data Submission Guide (DSG) is REQUIRED for the March 31, 2017 submission of 2016 Data.
Please see the Data Submission Guide (DSG) Resources page for the full version with and without update comments. There is also an Excel version.
 
(4/3/17) Version 5.1.2017 of the Data Submission Guide (DSG) is posted. 

Since publication, several technical changes have been identified as needed in the Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database DSG.  

The changes identified in Arkansas APCD DSG 5.1.2017 are required for the June 30, 2017 data submission.  

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

(11/21/2016)  The Arkansas APCD is pleased to announce that a new Online Exception Request Process is NOW ACTIVE.
All Exception Requests must now be completed online! 
The Online Exception Request page is accessible once you sign into your account on the Web Portal page. 
 
 
   
 
 
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. 

Start Here!

 
 
 
 
Healthcare Transparency Initiative Board