A new interactive Quality of Care report is now available based on data in the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). The report provides information to help Change Agents find ways to reduce variation in the way care is delivered with the ultimate goal of improving health and reducing costs.
Paramount to advancing the health of our state is ensuring that Coloradans receive high quality care to keep them healthy, prevent disease and identify concerns early. National, evidence-based standards for care exist to guide providers and patients in understanding what care should be received when. However, in spite of these guidelines, significant variation exists nationally and across the state. New interactive quality of care reports available CO APCD help identify where we have opportunities for improvement in the following measures:
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Cervical Cancer Screening
- Appropriate Medication for Asthma
- Diabetes A1c Test
Similar to the Cost of Care and Utilization interactive reports also available on www.civhc.org, viewers can evaluate trend information to see how different counties, county groupings (rural and urban), and Health Statistics Regions compare to each other. This geographic information helps communities benchmark themselves to others and find opportunities to improve care, costs and access at the local level.
An additional interactive report featuring chronic condition prevalence 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.
Advancing transparency is foundational to CIVHC’s commitment to empowering individuals, communities, and organizations working to advance the Triple Aim, and publicly reporting data from the CO APCD helps us achieve our mission to support Change Agents seeking to create positive, lasting change.
We welcome any feedback you may have on this latest report from the CO APCD, and look forward to sharing our initial insights from this report with you in the near future!