USE CASE: Measuring the Impact of Transitions between Public and Private Insurance Plans

Based at the University of Colorado, the Division of Health Care Policy and Research (HCPR) is working to improve health care services, organization, and policy through research and education.

Project Summary: Researchers at the University are using CO APCD data to investigate how transitions between Health First Colorado (Medicaid), Medicare and private insurances plan are associated with access and continuity of care and health care spending.

 Benefit to Colorado: Results of this project will help researchers understand how changes in health insurance coverage impact the health of Coloradans and identify ways to improve care while lowering costs.