The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) has unveiled a new website showcasing Change Agents and featuring interactive data and reports from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) to measure progress towards better health, better care and lower costs.
The new website, www.civhc.org, helps advance CIVHC’s mission to support Change Agents across the state and nation as they work to change the trajectory of health care. By combining what was previously the CO APCD website (comedprice.org) and showcase sites, the single website provides users with a one-stop shop to find data and learn how other Change Agents, including communities, organizations and individuals, are advancing health and health care.
“By providing new views of data that highlight opportunities, and featuring the amazing work of Change Agents, our intent is to inspire innovation, make connections and spur new ways to change the system,” notes Ana English, CIVHC President and CEO.
CIVHC has re-conceptualized and redesigned CO APCD public interactive reports for statewide cost of care measures, which are now available on the site. New utilization, chronic condition, and quality measures will be available in the upcoming months, and plans are underway to provide new facility cost and quality information so consumers can shop for care early next year.
“With our new interactive CO APCD reports, we’ve focused on giving stakeholders the best user experience possible while providing access to valuable data to inform change across Colorado,” states English. “By showing statewide, rural and urban views in addition to trend information and geographic profiles for community engagement, we anticipate users will be able to gain even more valuable insights and dive deeper into the data than ever before to support their work.”
New elements featured in the interactive, statewide reports include:
- Data through calendar year 2015
- Medicare Advantage claims, in addition to Commercial and Medicaid, with side-by-side payer comparisons
- Ability to sort by and compare rural, urban and statewide
- Health plan payments versus patient payments to identify how costs are changing for insurance companies and individuals
Advancing transparency and increasing access to CO APCD data are foundational to CIVHC’s commitment to empowering individuals, communities, and organizations working to advance the Triple Aim. The new civhc.org site will continue to be enhanced as CIVHC strives to serve, engage, educate, and amplify Change Agents seeking to create positive, lasting change.
Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) is an objective, not-for-profit organization that strives to empower individuals, communities, and organizations advancing the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and lower costs. Through services, health data, and analytics, we partner with Change Agents to drive towards the Triple Aim for all Coloradans. We believe that together we can alter the trajectory of health care and we are privileged to serve those striving toward a better health system for us all.
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