All-payer health care claims
Washington All-Payer Health Care Claims Database Program
In 2014, the Washington State Legislature passed landmark legislation that directed the Office of Financial Management (OFM) to establish the Washington State All-Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD). The database will serve as a vital resource for health care claims in Washington state. Read more about the background of the WA-APCD program.
Lead Organization and Data Vendor
The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the WA-APCD Lead Organization responsible for the implementation and operation of the WA-APCD. CHSE is a leader in researching healthcare delivery serviced aimed at improving value and “bending the cost curve” of spending growth. Ted von Glahn is serving as the program director for OHSU.
Onpoint Health Data is the contracted data vendor for the WA-APCD. Onpoint has over 40 years’ experience in health data, developed Maine’s APCD in 2003, and launched over half of the nation’s statewide APCD solutions.
Access WA-APCD Data
Rule-making for the WA-APCD
Introduction to the APCD rules
Rule-making timeline - revised February 2018
Phase I Rule-Making - completed effective February 29, 2016
Phase 2 Rule-Making - completed effective December 2, 2016
Phase 3 Rule-Making - in progress
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Resources for WA-APCD
Chapter 43.371 RCW
Washington State All-Payer Health Care Claims Database overview
Data supplier registration link for the WA-APCD
Data Access Under Chapter 43.371 RCW: Statewide Health Care Claim Data
Report to Legislature - December 1, 2016
Report to Legislature - December 1, 2017
OHSU WA-APCD website
List of reports for 2019
Healthcare Price Transparency Resources
Washington HealthCareCompare - winner of the 2018 National Association of Health Data Organizations “Innovation in Data Dissemination Award,” this online tool based on the WA-APCD data is part of the state's larger effort improve health care cost and quality transparency. Search over 100 procedures and treatments for cost information and examine quality ratings of providers and hospitals. The site also includes results for the Statewide Common Measure Set.
Washington State MONAHRQ – an information system of hospital inpatient care utilization, quality and potentially avoidable stays in Washington state’s community hospitals and by Washington residents.
CMS Hospital Compare - find and compare the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals.
Last updated: January 15, 2019