Data Access Fees

As Administrator of the CO APCD, our goal is to increase stakeholder access to data sets and standard/custom reports from the CO APCD to advance the Triple Aim. In order to do that, we use a data licensing fee formula that enables us to cover our costs while providing high value, competitively priced data and other information products.

General Data Access Fee Information:

  • Standard Reports: *Start at $500
  • Custom Reports: *Start at $1,500
  • Data Sets: *Start at $10,000

*Please note that this information represents baseline pricing and that final fees are calculated based on a number of factors including those listed below.

Factors that go into our data access fees include:

  • Indirect costs (including legal fees)
  • Labor costs/time required
  • Number of unique and specific data elements
  • Output type (Tableau, Excel, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Any additional professional services/consultation requested

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Prior to SFY 2020-2021, the Colorado General Assembly appropriated $500,000 annually to be administered by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to defray a portion of the cost of licensing custom data and reports from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) for eligible organizations. Organizations who met the criteria - non-profit organizations, and governmental entities including state-supported institutions of higher education - were able to access data at a greatly subsidized cost. In an effort to balance the State Budget during economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly eliminated the funding for the program for the current fiscal year.

CIVHC values our government, research, and non-profit partners and want to ensure we are able to continue supporting these stakeholders with data and analytics from the CO APCD. The financial impact of the pandemic is severe, and CIVHC understands that these organizations need help now more than ever. As such, CIVHC will provide discounted access to data for organizations that may not have the ability to bear the full data licensing costs, for projects that focus on understanding and improving health care affordability for communities within Colorado.

Learn more about the Financial Assistance Initiative

If you have data needs and would like to talk to someone at CIVHC about ways to access the CO APCD, please email ColoradoAPCD@civhc.org.