Overview of the Office of Health Strategies All-Payer Claims Database Data Release Process

1. Initial Request:

Prior to submitting a data request to the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS), please review all of the documents including OHS data release regulations associated with data release. Please consult the Data Dictionary for information regarding Connecticut’s APCD Data Elements. After reviewing the documentation, please contact OHS.APCD@ct.gov or phone 860.418-7087 to setup an informational session. Topics for the informational meeting include:

  • Understanding OHS data privacy and security requirements
  • Identifying the best ways to tailor data requests to make best use of Connecticut’s APCD
  • Understanding the process by which your application will be reviewed
  • Calculating pricing based on your requested scope of work OHS staff will also provide an estimate of your project cost if it involves additional analytics involved in either customized data preparation or developing reports.

 

2. Submission

  • Submit your Data Request Application To:
    Connecticut Office of Health Strategy
    450 Capitol Avenue, MS#51 OHS, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134
  • A non-refundable $50 application fee, payable to:
    Connecticut Office of Health Strategy
    450 Capitol Avenue, MS#51 OHS, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134

 

3. Administrative Review

  • Objective and methodology of the research;
  • Requestor’s data and computation infrastructure;
  • Cost of application.

 

4. Committee Review and Approval

The APCD Data Release Committee (DRC) reviews all requests for compliance with state and federal privacy laws, including HIPAA required mandate that the data sought is the minimum amount necessary to achieve a specific public purpose and establishing that the Data Dictionary is adequate. The Data Release Committee is a group of experts representing carriers, providers, researchers, state agencies, providers, and consumers.

 

5. Execute a Data Use Agreement

Once the application is approved by the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy and the Data Release Committee, you will be required to execute a Data Use Agreement.

Agreements must be signed prior to release of data extract.

 

6. Submit Payments

Final expenses must be paid before the data request is fulfilled.

 

7. Data Request Fulfillment

Once the Data Use Agreement is signed by both you and OHS’ Executive Director, OHS processes your data request and sends you the completed data or analysis.

Application

Office of Health Strategy All-Payer Claims Database (”APCD”) requires data requestors to complete the following application to request access to APCD data:

Dictionary

An APCD data dictionary is available here: