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CO APCD Data Brief

The CO APCD Data Brief is a biweekly update on current and notable data and analytic news from CIVHC.
January 27,2020
Included in this Brief
  • Data Mart Development
  • Opioid Prescribing Practices By Specialty
  • Prometheus Episodes of Care
  • Drug Rebate and Low Value Care Reports
  • Updated CO APCD Snapshot
  • CO APCD Data Warehouse Refresh
CO APCD Reporting
CIVHC is meeting with teams from different state agencies to determine use cases for the first phase of the Data Mart. These use cases will help decide how the Data Mart will be designed and what type of analytic tools will be available with the de-identified data set at its core.
Preliminary results of an analysis of opioid prescribing practices by specialty will be sent to HCPF soon. Timelines for additional analysis and for public reporting will be developed after discussions with HCPF.

The first analysis using the Prometheus methodology for analyzing the costs and quality of episodes of care for common health care procedures should be delivered in the coming month, setting the stage for additional reporting, including expansion of the Shop for Care tool.
Initial Drug Rebate and Low Value Care Reports have been provided to HCPF and public reports are in development with the anticipated release over the next few months.
CO APCD Data Quality
Data Intake & Enhancements
As part of CIVHC’s Enhanced Oversight Plan for HCPF, we recently updated the CO APCD Snapshot, which breaks down what the CO APCD contains by payer type, number of lives, and number of claims.
November CO APCD Snapshot
November CO APCD Snapshot Insured Lives by Payer Type Information 
The CO APCD Data Warehouse was refreshed on January 21st per the bi-monthly schedule. Click here to see the updated claims paid-through dates by lines of business.


CO APCD Users Group 
The CO APCD User Group’s goal is to improve the CO APCD by providing feedback and improving communications between CIVHC and user partners. They meet every other month in person with a remote option.

Next meeting: February 6, 2:30pm - 4pm 
Please email if you are interested in attending and include CO APCD User Group in the subject line of your message.

Click here to join the CO APCD User LinkedIn Group.
CO APCD Advisory Committee
CO APCD Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and we welcome all interested parties. The Committee is charged with making recommendations to the HCPF Executive Director and CO APCD Administrator related to reporting, scholarship fund requests and more. Meetings are open to the public. However, due to limited space, we are currently asking guests to use the remote webinar option.

Next meeting: February 11, 9am-11am
Location: CIVHC – 950, S Cherry Street, Suite 208, Denver CO 80246
Remote Registration:

2020 Meeting schedule: May 12, August 11, November 10 - 9am-11am
We believe that data moves at the speed of trust and not only do we have to be good stewards of the data, but we must continually cultivate and build trust in our work with the partners and stakeholders we support. We intend to foster trust in CIVHC and the capabilities of the CO APCD by providing updates on timelines for new analytics, describing any new data discoveries we’ve uncovered, and sharing updates on our process to continually improve the overall quality of the data.
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All of this information, archives of the Data Briefs, and more can be found on the CO APCD Data User Resources, Interactive Data, and Publications pages on
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