Currently the CO APCD contains information from commercial health plans (with the exception of self-insured claims) as well as Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Self-insured claims represent approximately 30 percent of insured lives in CO and pose a significant gap in the market when it comes to analyzing data in the CO APCD. Adding this important segment of the market will allow for a more complete picture of Colorado’s health care landscape and opportunities for positive change. The rule change was developed to make the database more comprehensive enabling a more complete picture of health care spending and utilization. There are currently 17 states in the United States with APCDs, with similar goals of identifying opportunities and making meaningful change. (

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