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

Non-Public CO APCD Data Release Resources

General Info

Limited release of CO APCD claims data, including commercial, Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid, is allowable under the established Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) rule, provided:

  1. The use is consistent with CO APCD statutory purpose
  2. The request meets all data privacy and security requirements including HIPAA and HITECH, as amended, and
  3. The proposed use will generate a benefit for Colorado residents related to achieving the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and lower costs.