CO APCD Overview
The Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) was a recommendation of the Governor-appointed Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Reform (208 Commission) and was created by legislation passed in 2010. CIVHC was named administrator of the CO APCD by the Executive Director of the CO Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) the same year and the database was launched in 2012.
What’s in the CO APCD
How the CO APCD works
- A health care provider submits a claim for payment to the health insurance company or other payer (Medicare, Medicaid).
- This claim contains important information including charges, diagnosis, location, and services rendered.
- After processing the payment, the insurance company securely submits the claims information to the CO APCD.
- CIVHC processes these claims and turns them into valuable information about how Colorado is paying for and receiving health care.