Exploring the evolution of exchanges: all-payer claims databases
Deltek Analyst Stephen Moss reports.
For the second installment of our blog series highlighting Deltek’s recently-released report, “Evolving Health Insurance Exchanges,” we’re exploring the intersection of two pieces of health IT: health insurance exchanges (HIXs) and the all-payer claims database (APCD). You may remember our extensive coverage of the APCD in an analyst perspective released last November, when we predicted that we would see increased development of APCDs in states as a component of HIX implementation. Two months later, that prediction is beginning to ferment in two northeastern states.
The analyst perspective on APCDs and our new report highlight Rhode Island as a little state with a big vision. Recently, we found that another small state, Connecticut, has an equally big vision. That vision includes the development of a multi-payer claims database (MPCD) that will be implemented in phases to coincide with the startup of the Connecticut exchange. Deltek has identified that Connecticut will likely procure for both a data collection vendor and a data analytics vendor to accomplish the implementation of the MPCD.
The Connecticut Office of Health Reform & Innovation, the lead on the MPDB project, has identified stakeholders and users, established a tentative implementation timetable, and outlined the phased implementation approach it plans to use. The office has also acknowledged its respect for the APCD Council by giving selection preference to vendors who manage data for its members.
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