Six months ago, working on a big state HIX solution, I first heard the term APCD (All-Payers Claims Database). Perhaps I was behind in knowing that acronym, but since then I’ve heard it so many times that I wanted to get to the bottom of the hoopla.  I soon realized that like so many health care concepts, APCD means different things to different people with some core similarities. More importantly, I realized that the current concept of an APCD should be extended if maximum value will be derived, more like APCD+ rather than APCD.

What do I mean by APCD+?

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