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.
2017 CO APCD Annual Report
Released: March 2018
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
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.
Spot Analysis: Total Cost of Care in CO
Released: February 2018
This Colorado-specific report includes findings from the multi-state Getting to Affordability: Untangling Cost Drivers publication comparing Colorado to the other participating states, and includes additional analysis and insights into regional cost and utilization variation highlighting opportunities within the state. Results from the study, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, found that Colorado’s total costs across all health care services were 17% higher than other states.
Health Care Utilization in Colorado
Released: January 2018
As part of our commitment to increase access to transparent health care data, CIVHC provides interactive statewide data highlighting trends and variation in health care cost, utilization, quality and chronic conditions. This Utilization infographic based on data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database, highlights insights and opportunities our state has to help ensure Coloradans are accessing the right care at the right place at the right time. This document is meant to accompany the interactive Utilization report.
Drug Cost Savings Potential - Vimovo and Duexis
Released: October 2017
To relieve some of the burden on patients who need to take multiple medications, in 2010 and 2011, a pharmaceutical company launched two new combination drugs - Vimovo and Duexis - which blend two medications available separately over-the-counter. This analysis, based on data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD), indicates that Colorado is spending millions of dollars a year on two drugs, which have alternative over-the-counter options available at a fraction of the price.