Computers interconnected All-payer claims databases can capture large sample sizes, geographic representation, and capture of longitudinal information on a wide range of individual patients. (Image: Shutterstock)

A new report by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) will assist state regulators in establishing a new All Payer Claims Database (APCD) in that state. The new database is one of many being considered by states as part of a nationwide movement to improve price transparency in health care.

California, home to several large insurers and health systems, is one of the largest states in the process of creating an APCD. These systems allow the collection of more complete insurance claim data sets, and many states are creating web sites to share some of that data with the public.

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