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?
(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. 
We are very excited about this new process which will provide online selection of data elements needing exceptions, online approval, and immediate posting of approved exceptions to the validation process. This should significantly speed up the process of requesting and applying exceptions. 
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.
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