CO APCD Data User Resources

At times, working with claims data can feel like something more akin to an art than a science. Data layouts and elements that don’t always match up with other health information technology combined with unpredictable submissions and an ever-changing data warehouse can require skills forged through experience. We hope that the resources below can help. If you have questions or suggestions for information to be included, please email

Data Discovery

The Data Discovery Log documents data quality items identified following file submission and processing, enhancement and loading of data into the CO APCD.

Data Quality

CIVHC recently completed Phase I of an expanded quality improvement plan that includes developing and implementing new data intake and quality guidelines. Phase I established benchmarking measures within the CO APCD via a point-in-time Snapshot of what the data warehouse contains. This Snapshot will be updated quarterly.

Upcoming Analytics

  • Multiple new analytic methodologies, like Low Value Care, Prometheus episodes, Alternative Payment Models, drug rebate information and more are currently in development. In the coming weeks, we’ll provide a timeline and regular updates outlining the status of each new data element and anticipated availability of Public and Non-Public offerings.
  • When generating reports based on new analytic methodologies, we follow an iterative analytic and development process designed to provide high quality outputs with actionable information. Click here to see the process.

Contents of the CO APCD

Millions of lines of claims data are submitted to CIVHC's data vendors every month and as they are processed into the data warehouse, the contents of the CO APCD grow. As we work to measure and define what is in the CO APCD,  it is necessary to take into account the near constant growing and changing nature of the database. The reports below contain point-in-time information, capturing the CO APCD at a certain moment and measuring what it includes.

Data Users Group

The CO APCD User Group’s goal is to improve the CO APCD by providing feedback and improving communications between CIVHC and user partners. They meet every other month in person with a remote option. 

Please email if you are interested in attending and include CO APCD Data User Group in your subject line.

Click here to join the LinkedIn Group

Data User Presentations

Some analytic topics lend themselves to deeper dives and discussion. The presentations in this section are just that, in-depth looks at the methodology, processes, and creative problem-solving that goes into working with claims data and administering the CO APCD.