Every CIVHC publication is aimed at serving, engaging, educating, or amplifying Change Agents, thereby highlighting their good work and providing necessary information and tools to help them move forward.

Reference-Based Price Report

Released: November 2018
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Many cost reduction strategies have been implemented and tested to address rising health care costs locally and nationally. One model in particular – reference-based pricing – has proven to be an effective approach for reducing health care spending. This analysis accompanies the Reference Price interactive report showing commercial payments relative to both Medicare and statewide median commercial payments. Results show that health care spending could be reduced by $49-$178 million annually across commercial health insurance payments for 22 commonly used health care services.

Data Byte: Firearm Injury Trends and Costs

Released: May 2018
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CIVHC periodically publishes Data Bytes, quick snippets of CO APCD data pertinent to the current health care landscape. This Data Byte evaluates the impact of firearm injuries in Colorado in terms of volume and types of claims and the associated cost to the health care system. Trend information is also available and shows that Colorado has had a significant increase since 2012 in both the volume of claims and associated costs related to firearm injuries.

Cancer Prevalence in Colorado

Released: May 2018
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As part of our commitment to increase access to transparent health care data, CIVHC launched new interactive statewide Condition Prevalence reports allowing users to find ways to identify variation in chronic and life-threatening health conditions across the state. Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) information can help inform communities and other stakeholders working to identify solutions and measure progress towards the common goal of improving health and access to high quality care while reducing health care costs. This infographic highlights information on Cancer Prevalence in Colorado.

Chronic Conditions in Colorado

Released: April 2018
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As part of our commitment to increase access to transparent health care data, CIVHC launched new interactive statewide Condition Prevalence reports allowing users to find ways to identify variation in chronic and life-threatening health conditions across the state. Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) information can help inform communities and other stakeholders working to identify solutions and measure progress towards the common goal of improving health and access to high quality care while reducing health care costs. This infographic highlights some of the most interesting information we’ve discovered so far.

2017 CO APCD Annual Report

Released: March 2018
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The 2017 CO APCD Annual Report highlights how CO APCD data is being used to chart a path towards better health, health care and lower costs for Colorado.The Report details the current state of the CO APCD, and how the data available is more timely and actionable than ever before. Additionally, it contains crucial statewide insights on health care cost, utilization, quality, and chronic conditions across the state, and showcases how Change Agents are using custom data to support making innovative advancements to our health care system to lower costs and improve health.

Quality Measures in Colorado

Released: February 2018
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As part of our commitment to increase access to transparent health care data, CIVHC launched new interactive statewide Quality Measures reports highlighting trends and variation in the quality of care Coloradans are receiving. Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) information can help inform communities and other stakeholders working to identify solutions and measure progress towards the common goal of improving health and access to high quality care while reducing health care costs. This infographic highlights some of the most interesting information we’ve discovered so far.