Oversight and Governance
The Connecticut All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) was created by the state’s legislature in 2012 and subsequent legislation placed the APCD in the state’s Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT.
The APCD is currently part of Access Health CT, Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange, which is in charge of its day-to-day operation. Access Health CT is overseen by a Board of Directors, which also approves policies and procedures for the APCD. The Board of Directors is made up of 14 members representing a wide variety of fields. Experts in these fields are charged with helping achieve the goals of the Exchange – expanding access to affordable, high quality health care coverage while reducing costs. The members include appointees that are experts in individual and small employer health insurance coverage, commissioners from various state agencies, health care finance, health care benefits plan administration, health care delivery systems, health care economics, health care access, and gaining health insurance while self-employed.
The APCD has an Advisory Group. This group advises APCD’s on its strategic direction and offers guidance. The Advisory Group is made up of the commissioners (or their appointees) of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Social Services along with the health care advocate, the state’s chief information officer, the secretary of the Office Policy and Management, representatives of health insurance companies, hospitals, consumer advocates, experts of the health care industry, and health care providers.
Meetings of both the Board of Directors and the Advisory Group are open to the public.