Post Content

David Morales, DHCFP Logo

 

Most of you know that over the past year the Division has been building an all-payer claims database (APCD).  Massachusetts is poised to have the most robust dataset of health care claims and information in the country. This ambitious effort could not be accomplished without the tremendous efforts and close collaboration with payers, providers, employers, and consumers. 

Last July, during the public comment period for our regulations, stakeholders provided feedback that has helped us address different aspects of building a meaningful APCD.  Many have participated on technical assistance calls each week and engaged in ongoing, transparent discussions about the intricacies of data reporting.

As a result of these conversations, we are extending the data submission deadlines for health plans.  Today, the Division posted an Administrative Bulletin detailing the new dates.  This extension will provide health plans additional time to review the Division’s data specifications and address any and all technical adjustments necessary to meet the requirements.  It will also not significantly impact the Division’s goals of promoting transparency of health care costs and facilitating administrative simplification.  Rather, it is in everyone’s interest to ensure the integrity and accuracy of this data. 

The Division will continue its commitment to working with all stakeholders to finalize a repository of health care claims data that will inform important health care policy.  And as other states consider creating their own APCDs, we are pleased that they continue to look to Massachusetts for a model of accurate, reliable, and comprehensive health care data.

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

3 Steps to Keep Crossing Guards Safe posted on Sep 19

3 Steps to Keep Crossing Guards Safe

Now that school is back in session, many drivers have noticed changes to their commute. Has your drive into work become more congested with additional cars and pedestrians?  Some of these pedestrians are crossing guards, helping local children arrive to school safely.   Did you know   …Continue Reading 3 Steps to Keep Crossing Guards Safe

Say Sepsis and Save Lives posted on Sep 18

Say Sepsis and Save Lives

Sepsis Awareness Month shines the spotlight on sepsis, a serious complication that affects thousands of people in the United States every year. During the month of September, we encourage you to learn more about sepsis, including the symptoms, risk factors, and steps you can take   …Continue Reading Say Sepsis and Save Lives

A Renewed Commitment to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other posted on Sep 14

A Renewed Commitment to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other

“If we are going to survive, we must build communities of caring and connection.” – Cecile Andrews It’s National Suicide Prevention Week, and there is no better time to begin or renew our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. Too many people have   …Continue Reading A Renewed Commitment to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other