By rule, CIVHC is permitted to provide or “release” data at varying levels of detail and specificity. All releases of CO APCD data must meet all HIPAA privacy and security guidelines and are subject to DRRC review and advisement, which requires that the intended use support reaching the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and lower costs in Colorado. For example, public and private entities may request information on costs associated with treatment of a specific diagnosis or disease by region or county, variation in cost of procedures by facilities, and utilization of high cost services such as MRIs for a defined population.

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