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This time of year offers a chance to reflect. Through the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activity and forget to celebrate what and whom we are grateful for. This year, I am personally grateful for close family and friends, and wonderful memories of loved ones no longer with us. These wonderful memories help to shape us and provide direction as we look forward into the future.  As a part of the Colorado health care non-profit community, I’m also thankful to be part of an innovative ecosystem of organizations and colleagues focused on improving the lives of Coloradans

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Health Care Reform: Change of Administration, Change of Approach?

The election of Donald Trump was surpising, to say the least. In a victory anticipated by few, a President Trump opens the way for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and with it, many of the provisions.

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Plaintalk Blog - What Can You Do With CO APCD Data? A Lot...and it's Really Cool

Okay. By now, you know what an All Payer Claims Database is, what types of data releases are available, and that any data release from the CO APCD must be used to benefit Coloradans.

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Plaintalk Blog - Understanding CO APCD Data Releases

In our last blog, you learned what an All Payer Claims Database (APCD) is and what type of information CIVHC collects. We talked about how each health care claim is a tiny, jumbled Rubik’s Cube and how each color represents a different piece of information (encrypted personal information, provider identifiers, diagnosis codes, etc.). We also discussed that CIVHC’s job, as administrator of the Colorado APCD (CO APCD), is to make sense of all these little cubes and ensure that each side of each cube is the same color.

But what, you may ask, do we do with all of the claims in the CO APCD?

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Achieving our Olympic Vision

It is fair to say that the Olympics and supporting the greater Olympic community is a family passion. During The Games, we follow the athletes in their events, celebrating and commiserating through victory and defeat. We treasure our own Olympic moments and cheer on close friends who are still working to achieve their dreams.

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