The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) is preparing to launch an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD).
In support of existing law related to the quality, accessibility, and affordability of health care needs of the residents of this state, Senate Bill 40 was passed in the 81st (2021) Session of the Nevada Legislature and signed into law on June 7, 2021. The Bill includes the implementation of an APCD containing information relating to health insurance claims for benefits provided in this State.
An APCD will allow Nevada to collect data in effort to improve healthcare transparency by permitting the examination of costs, quality, and utilization. Access to APCD data will assist the state to assess the impact of programs, demonstrations, and initiatives as well as assist with health policy decisions that support healthcare and payment reform initiatives.
In accordance with NRS 439B.800 through 439B.875, an APCD is a large database that includes medical claims, pharmacy claims, dental claims, eligibility, and provider files collected from private and public payers. Insurers will report data directly to the APCD.