CO APCD Advisory Committee

Charge

Developed as part of the enabling legislation of the CO APCD, House Bill 10-1330, the charge of the CO APCD Advisory Committee is “… [to] support the database in its established mission of facilitating the reporting of health care and health quality data that results in transparent and public reporting of safety, quality, cost, and efficiency information; and analysis of health care spending and utilization patterns for purposes that improve the population's health, improve the care experience, and control costs.”

Duties

The duties of the Committee include, as outlined by its reauthorization in Senate Bill 13-149, "...make[ing] recommendations to the Executive Director and the Colorado All-Payer Health Claims Database Administrator related to the Colorado All-Payer Health Claims Database. The recommendations include the following:

(i) procedures for the collection, retention, use, and disclosure of data from the Colorado All-Payer Health Claims Database, including procedures and safeguards to protect the privacy, integrity, confidentiality, and availability of any data;

(ii) guidelines for charging for custom reports from the Colorado All-Payer Health Claims Database;

(iii) procedures to ensure compliance with the "Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act of 1996", pub.l. 104-191, as amended, and implementing federal regulations;

(iv) procedures to ensure compliance with other state and federal privacy laws; and

(v) procedures for data confidentiality and data disposal if the Colorado All-Payer Health Claims Database ceases to exist.

Current Committee Roster