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Read the Health Care Payments Data Program Newsletter for December 2021

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The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) is releasing the December Health Care Payments Data (HPD) Quarterly Newsletter. The newsletter is designed to keep stakeholders informed on programmatic updates including information about the upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings, Advisory Committee Recommendations, National All Payer Claims Database (APCD) updates and HPD careers.

HPD Programmatic Updates

  • CMS approved California’s updated application for federal funding for the HPD System, allowing reimbursements for implementation costs between October 2021 and September 2023.
  • Emergency regulations to establish the HPD program were revised and resubmitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on December 8th.  OAL has until December 17th to evaluate the package.
  • Emergency regulations to establish the HPD program were revised and resubmitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on December 8th.  OAL has until December 17th to evaluate the package. The text of the proposed regulations can be found on the HCAI Laws and Regulations Webpage, under Proposed Regulations.
  • HCAI held the second HPD Submitter Group meeting on October 14 and is preparing to convene the next meeting January 13. Please email hpd@hcai.ca.gov if interested in attending.
  • HCAI has developed an HPD Data Submitter Webpage to help inform and support data submitters through the submission process.

National APCD Updates

  • The State All Payer Claims Data Advisory Committee (SAPCDAC) released the final report with the committee’s recommendations. Access final report here.

HPD Advisory Committee

HCAI is hosting the next Health Care Payments Data Program Advisory Committee Meeting on January 27, 2022.  The meeting will be held virtually from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST).

The agenda and all other meeting materials will be posted on the HPD Advisory Committee website prior to the meeting.

2022 Advisory Committee Meeting Dates

Graphic showing the 2022 Advisory Committee Meeting Dates. On January 27 there progress updates and an item on data access approach, including session on data enclaves. On April 28 there will be progress updates and a data release committee and related policies item and a data access approach item. On July 28 there will be progress updates, user fee schedule and voluntary self-insured data submission items. On October 27 there will be progress updates, funding options, including user fee schedule and public reporting priorities items.


Are you interested in joining the HPD Team?

Watch for job opportunities coming soon to support the Health Care Payments Data Program at: http://hcai.ca.gov/about/career/jobs.

Watch OSHPD’s Monthly News Update for more department wide updates

About the HPD Program

Assembly Bill 80 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2020) provides HCAI the authority to establish the Health Care Payments Data Program (HPD), often referred to as an All Payer Claims Database or APCD, which is intended to support greater health care cost transparency, inform policy decisions supporting quality health care, and to reduce health care costs and disparities. 

To find out more please visit HCAI’s HPD Webpage or email hpd@hcai.ca.gov.

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