FHC Congratulates Clients in Colorado, New Hamsphire and Oregon for their 2016 Report Card Grades

27-Jul-2016


On July 27, 2016, Catalyst for Payment Reform and HCI3 released the 2016 Report Card on State Price and Transparency Laws. While 43 states received an "F" for failing to meet minimum standards, CPR/HCI3 awarded an “A” to Colorado, Maine and New Hampshire, all three of which have APCDs that tie rich data to public-facing, easy-to-use websites. We congratulate them on their performance. We are proud to have had the great pleasure of working with the Colorado and New Hampshire APCD teams and know first hand how hard they have worked to get to this point. We would also like to acknowledge Oregon, who jumped from an "F" to a "B" as their APCD has rapidly progressed over the past year. Having worked with Oregon since 2015, FHC is proud of and impressed by their ongoing capacity for rapid improvement. Other states with lower performance seem often to have been penalized not for the quality of their data—several have robust APCDs—but for gaps in making those data readily available to the public. Further, Catalyst for Payment Reform advises that the effort to improve the access to and availability of healthcare data can only continue to improve with the implementation of APCDs. .


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