Improve the health of Connecticut’s residents through the collection and analysis of data and the promotion of research addressing safety, quality, transparency, access, and efficiency at all levels of health care delivery.
Enhance consumer choice through healthcare price and quality transparency, improve population health, enhance outcomes, reduce disparities, improve health equity, and reduce cost of care by developing, using, and sharing Connecticut’s All Payer Claims Database. Facilitate data-driven research for the development of comprehensive, actionable and accurate information to inform policy.
Created in 2012 by Public Act 12-166, Connecticut’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD) was established as a program to receive, store, and analyze health insurance claims data. The act required health insurers and other payers of health care services to submit medical, pharmacy, and dental insurance claims data, as well as information on providers and eligibility, to the APCD.
The act required the APCD to give consumers information about the cost and quality of health care services in order to help make informed decisions. The data also had to be made available to any state agency, insurer, employer, health care provider, health care consumer, or the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.
Fees for accessing the data were authorized by the act.
PA 12-166 also established the APCD Advisory Group, which includes a variety of stakeholders and experts from the public and private sectors, to improve the use of the data.
In 2013, Public Act 13-247 transferred responsibility for the APCD to the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT.
In 2015, new legislation (PA 15-146) required the state’s Department of Social Services to submit Medicaid data to the APCD.
The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange Board of Directors adopted policies and procedures governing data submission and data release. Data collection began in November 2015.