This posting includes a report prepared by the RAND Corporation, “State All Payer Claims Databases Understanding the Current Landscape and Challenges to Use,” which builds on a 2021 report “The History, Promise and Challenges of State All Payer Claims Databases.” The new report provides additional detail on the objectives of and use cases for APCDs, the current APCD landscape, and implementati
To identify and address gaps in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment capacity, state and federal policymakers need information on the need and demand for different SUD levels of care. To develop this information, this project fielded a survey of Single State Agencies for Substance Use Services and Medicaid agencies to every state and the District of Columbia.
Despite enormous expenditures and innovations in treatment, the United States health care system does not consistently deliver effective treatment to individuals with serious mental illnesses. Health care reform promises to make insurance benefits newly available to many, eliminate inequitable
To date a number of private and public sector initiatives have commenced that rely on value-driven principles for the delivery of health care services. Given the variation that may exist across these initiatives it is important to have a good structure for examining and evaluating their implementation and overall effectiveness.