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All-Payer Claims Databases

All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) are statewide databases containing claims data, including the prices paid, for all commercial insurance carriers within a state. They are designed to shed light on the disparate prices doctors and hospitals charge for the same procedures. The pricing and quality data have also been

ProPublica Prescriber Checkup

ProPublica Prescriber Checkup provides prescribing data from Medicare's prescription drug benefit, known as Part D. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions by 1.6 million doctors, nurses, and other providers. The database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)

The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) provides a web-based table generator that allows the user to create customized tables and graphs of health insurance coverage and factors associated with access to care. The user can create maps, bar charts, trends, and tables. These data visualization tools

Why Not The Best

Why Not The Best was created and is maintained by The Commonwealth Fund (link: commonwealthfund.org), a private foundation working toward a high performance health system. It is a free resource for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. It enables organizations to compare

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about US residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventative services. BRFSS collects data in all 50 states as well as

CMS Data Navigator

The CMS Data Navigator application is an easy-to-use, menu-driven search tool that makes the data and information resources of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) more easily available. Use the Data Navigator to find data and information products for specific CMS programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or

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