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Washington All-Payer Health Care Claims Database Program

RCW 43.371.020, directs the Office of Financial Management (OFM) to establish a statewide all payer health care claims database (WA-APCD) to support transparent public reporting of health care information. The purpose of the database is to improve health care price transparency and to:

The database will systematically collect all medical claims, pharmacy claims, and dental claims from private and public payers, with data from all settings of care that permit the systematic analysis of health care delivery.

The law also required OFM to use a competitive procurement process to select a lead organization to coordinate and manage the database, and a data vendor who is subcontracted to the lead organization to establish and operate the WA-APCD system. In July 2016 OFM selected Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE) as the lead organization and Onpoint Health Data as the data vendor.

Ted von Glahn is serving as the program director for OHSU.

See the Washington State All-Payer Health Care Claims Database (WA-APCD) overview for additional information.

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Law

Rule-making for the WA-APCD

Implementation of Chapter 43.371 RCW

APCD Council resources

Other health care transparency websites and information

Last updated: January 3, 2017
E-mail: apcd@ofm.wa.gov