Every CIVHC publication is aimed at serving, engaging, educating, or amplifying Change Agents, thereby highlighting their good work and providing necessary information and tools to help them move forward.

COVID-19 Testing Price Variation

Released: August 2021
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With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, testing for the virus became a critical component of mitigating the spread. Many test options and locations became available and continue to offer testing options. This dataset explores price variation for COVID-19 testing based on where Coloradans received the test in terms of setting (ER, Outpatient facility, or Provider Administered), and by region across the state (DOI and rural vs. urban counties). In addition, prices are available by in and out-of-network provider to show variation in coverage options selected.

Anesthesiology, Radiology and Emergency Physician Payments

Released: May 2021
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This analysis provides median and 25th-75th percentile payment ranges for Anesthesiologists, Radiologists and Emergency Physicians for calendar year 2019. Claim counts and percent of claims and payments less than $3,000 are also available.

Top 300 Dental Procedures by Volume in the CO APCD

Released: April 2021
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The CO APCD contains dental claims submitted by payers who provide coverage in Colorado. This report identifies the top 300 dental procedures by volume from 2012-2020 that are available in the database. For more information on number of dental claims and people covered with dental insurance by payer, visit our CO APCD Insights Dashboard.

 

Race and Ethnicity Data in the CO APCD

Released: April 2021
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Two fields - Race and Hispanic Indicator -  became required for payers to submit to the CO APCD in September 2019. This file describes the state of data collection and capture of required and voluntary race and ethnicity information in the CO APCD. Please note that the data does not yet fully represent the race/ethnicity distribution in the CO APCD as all payers (public and private) are working on improving their data collection and submission. CIVHC continues to work with payers to improve these fields and is also working to bring in external sources of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic data into the data warehouse to enable more extensive analysis of health equity.

Top 100 Brand and Generic Commercial Prescription Drugs

Released: March 2021
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This analysis provides information on the top 100 generic and top 100 brand commercial prescription drugs from 2019 based on highest spend (total allowed amount) in the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD).  Breakouts by plan and patient paid amounts are also available as well as price and utilization trend information for the top 100 drugs from 2016-2018.

End Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis Dependence

Released: December 2020
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This analysis provides information on the number of Coloradans with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Dependence on dialysis, and the number of dialysis facilities by county. The population with ESRD and dependence of dialysis is described by age group (under 50, 50 and over), payer type (Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare FFS, Medicare Advantage), county, and by urban/rural regions for calendar years 2018-2019. The dataset also describes the number of dialysis facilities by Colorado county.

Nurse Midwife Payment Evaluation

Released: December 2020
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The Nurse Midwife Payment Evaluation data set provides payment comparisons for common procedures provided by Nurse Midwives, OB/GYNs, Primary Care Providers, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. The data is available by payer (Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and commercial) and shows median and average paid amounts and 25th to 75th percentile paid amounts to allow users to understand variation in payments.

CO APCD Annual Reports