All Payer Database Updates
The Department of Health (DOH) created an All Payer Database (APD) and launched its public website, the NYS Health Connector, in May 2018. The purpose of the APD is to provide a data resource to support policymakers, researchers, and consumers with population health encounter data in New York State. The NYS Health Connector provides several dashboards and reports, including volume and cost data for hospital and emergency room visits.
During an Oct. 16th APD stakeholders meeting attended by LeadingAge NY, DOH representatives discussed APD updates, gave an overview of anticipated future changes, and revealed data submission changes for those with new and existing data submission contracts. Slides from the meeting are available here.
DOH emphasized that their goal is to both understand and convey population health to gain insights on the way individuals use the health care system in New York State. In the coming months, the APD will include Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims and quality measures to allow DOH to perform more predictive modeling. Ultimately, DOH would like to consolidate all payer encounter data to a single platform.
Data submitters should be aware of the transition from the Encounter Intake System (EIS) to the Original Sources Data Submitter (OSDS) for all encounter data, which will go live in May 2020. There will be a testing period from January to April 2020. Data submitters should also understand that while there are no changes in reporting requirements for current EIS submitters, some changes to submission requirements will be made in the future.
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