Legislation and the CO APCD

Landmark Legislative Year for the CO APCD In 2010, legislators and other supporters signed the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) legislation to address the need for data to drive improvements in health care. When I started with CIVHC two years later, as the first test claims were coming Read more…

Improving Mental Health for Teens and Adults

Over the holidays I had the rare pleasure of having my son help me bake cookies for a Christmas cookie exchange. It was rare not only because I never bake, but also because he’s 16 years old, and although he is accommodating with chores, getting him to help in the kitchen is like pulling teeth. Perhaps seeing cookies in his future, he was surprisingly happy to help this time. Music was playing and our hands were full of dough when in a very nonchalant manner, he said his best friend’s girlfriend was in the hospital after trying to commit suicide.

Crying Over Claims Data

When I started reading this year’s 2018 Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) Annual Report, I have to admit I got a little teary. Before you think I’ve lost my mind and cry over health care claims data (that would just be weird), you need to know something about Read more…