BLOG TOPIC #1: HEALTH CARE
To test things out, I’m posting a map and link I think persons following health care reform may find of increasing interest over time. It is the map published by All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) council, and it is interactive on that organization’s website.
APCD’s are at this point state-based databases of health care claims information sourced from many different payors and providers. While they do not contain claims from all sources, they are typically diversified enough to provide a good cross section of activity and a reliable sense of what services are being provided at a reliably estimable cost.
The APCD council was originally a regional organization charged with helping states develop APCD’s and standardize rules, formatting, etc. With APCD’s expanding nationwide, the organization changed its name and its objectives in 2010.