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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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