USE CASE: Colorado Commission for Affordable Health Care

The Colorado Commission for Affordable Health Care’s mission was to analyze health care costs and make policy recommendations to the Legislature and the governor for lowering health care costs in the state. The Commission sunseted on June 30, 2017.

Project Summary The Commission used CO APCD data to compare price variation of hip and knee replacement, colonoscopy, MRI, and CT scans between different regions across the state.  A summary of their CO APCD analysis can be found here.

Benefit to Colorado By highlighting variation in procedure pricing, the Commission was looking to understand how, and potentially why costs varied across the state to inform their recommendations on ways to lower the health care cost trajectory.

Categories: CO APCDState Agency

Related Posts

Blog

Change Agent Chat: Children’s Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado Children’s Hospital Colorado is using CO APCD data to assess variation in care for children with medical complexity (CMC) who have medical fragility and intense medical and coordination of care needs that Read more…

Blog

Plaintalk Blog: How Healthy are Coloradans?

Two of the big draws to living in Colorado are the sunny days and endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, not everyone can take full advantage of what Colorado has to offer when limited Read more…

Blog

The Hows of Some Awesome Projects

Analysis of claims data is still in its early days. Frequently, it is necessary to develop brand-new methodologies in order to access actionable information. Additionally, new uses for claims data are continually being imagined, requiring Read more…