Source: The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
Media Contact:
Cari Frank, CIVHC Director of Communications & Marketing

Denver, August 11, 2016 – The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) and the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) announced the Colorado General Assembly’s renewal of $500,000 in funding designed to help organizations receive custom data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD).

The scholarship program helps non-profits, researchers, and state agencies access claims data to inform projects that improve health, improve care and lower cost - the three pillars of the health care Triple Aim. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to non-profits with net revenues of less than $5 million, researchers with budgets of less than $5 million and state agencies.

This is the third year that scholarship funds have been made available by the Colorado General Assembly and appropriated to HCPF for CO APCD scholarship use.

"The availability of this scholarship fund enabled us to have informed policy discussions with other stakeholders on what is happening in the Colorado market,” said Chet Seward, senior director, Division of Health Care Policy for the Colorado Medical Society (CMS). “CMS prides itself in a values-driven approach to advocacy and this valuable CO APCD scholarship helped to underscore the ‘data-driven’ nature of our commitment to innovation."

“The scholarship awarded from HCPF was key in launching important opioid research,” said Karsten Bartels, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Denver.

For more information on eligibility, matching fund requirements, and types of data and awards available for the program, click here or contact for more information.

CIVHC ( is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps Colorado identify ways to pay for, deliver and select high value health care. Through the pioneering Colorado All Payer Claims Database, we offer the state’s most comprehensive health care cost, quality and utilization claims data. We unlock information and provide tools and insights that guide meaningful action to improve health, enhance quality and lower cost. Bringing together a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals to design and drive collective change, CIVHC is devoted to a single cause: advancing an exceptional health care system for Colorado.

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