Data Request Overview
The All Payer All Claims (APAC) data request process varies depending on what type of data you are requesting. Review the
APAC Data Request Fact Sheet for more information about the data request process. To learn more about the Data Review Committee, view the Data Review Committee page.
APAC Data Releases
APAC collects claims data on a rolling schedule to ensure that data are as complete and reliable as possible. In a rolling schedule, claims data within a set period are collected multiple times a year. This schedule accommodates claims lag, as well as potential claims adjustments.
from the first submission deadline for a full calendar year of claims data to be complete and reliable. See the table to the right for upcoming calendar year (CY) data releases. See the
APAC Data Request Fact Sheet
for more detail on our submission and release schedule.
|CY 2021 claims||January 2023|
|CY 2022 claims||January 2024|
|CY 2023 claims||January 2025|
APAC Vendor Transition
The APAC Program recently completed the transition to Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). What does this mean for data users? For more information, please consult these documents:
Enhanced APAC Data for Limited Data Sets
The Center for Health Statistics and the All Payer All Claims (APAC) program have linked birth and death records to APAC claims. Making the linked records available will aid research by:
- allowing researchers to more thoroughly analyze diagnoses and services reported on vital records; and
- removing the need for researchers to request identified data (such as name and date of birth) to use for linking. This simplifies APAC's review of the data requests and the data requester's obligation to link, remove and sequester any identified data from project teams.
The link available varies by record type. Death certificates are linked by decedents only. Birth records are linked by 'mother/first parent', 'father/second parent' and child.
Each program (APAC and the Center for Health Statistics) applies their own laws and procedures to data requests. To request APAC data with a linked vital records file:
1. Complete an APAC-3 application for a limited data set and the Data Elements Workbook.
- Indicate in the APAC-3 project description (1.1) and Linkage (5.2) that you are requesting linked vital records data.
- Identify in the APAC Data Elements workbook any demographic data elements requested in the vital records data, such as date of birth, addresses, county and zip code.
- APAC will not transfer data elements in a vital records file that would increase the risk of reidentifying APAC data unless those data elements have been requested and approved through the APAC approval process.
- For research requests (3.1), indicate on the Institutional Review Board application that linked vital records-APAC data will be used.
2. After receiving notice of approval for APAC data, apply to the Center for Health Statistics for vital records (birth or death) data. Include the notice of approval from APAC with your signature documentation and specify that you are requesting linked certificate-APAC data. After review by the Center for Health Statistics, APAC will be notified of approval to release the linked data set.
3. APAC staff will create the linked files which will be sent to the data requester. Any non-linked APAC files approved for use will be transferred by Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) by the APAC Data Vendor. The linked vital records file will be sent separately by SFTP by Health Analytics staff.
As with all requests for APAC data, data requesters are strongly encouraged to request a (free) consultation prior to submitting their application. Contact email@example.com to request a meeting.
Requests for APAC data are subject to the standards and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and
OAR 409-025-0160. Requesters must complete an application and review process to determine:
- Appropriate use of the data
- Only minimum necessary data
- Data use and storage complies with HIPAA and ensures data privacy and security
Consultation with the APAC team prior to request is highly recommended. To request a meeting, please email us at APAC.Admin@dhsoha.state.or.us.
For more information about review process, estimated timeframes, and costs for data requests, see
APAC Data Request Fact Sheet and
APAC Data User Guide.
Applications vary by requested data type (see below). Once completed, submit application to
firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the review process.
Public Use Data Sets
Public Use data set requesters must submit an APAC-2 form.
The APAC-2 is reviewed by staff, a Data Use Agreement is executed and then the request is fulfilled. This process generally takes 2-4 weeks. Information under the Resources for Data Requesters section below may be useful in planning a project and using APAC data.
Public data sets do not include any county, city or any geographic identifier below the state level as required under HIPAA for fully deidentified data sets.
Limited Data Set
Agency Application (Internal Use Only)
This application is only for government official use requests. Processing time will vary depending on request type (public or limited use) and is estimated to take at least three months.
Other Data Request Forms
Cost Waiver Request
This application is for waiving some or all costs associated with filling an APAC request.
This application is for changes to an approved APAC data request including additional data, change in data use, or change in research protocol. No change in data use or research protocol is authorized until an amendment is approved.
Staff Amendment Application
This application is only for staff changes on an approved APAC data request.
This application is for extending the Data Use Agreement (DUA), or submitting updated IRB approval, for an approved APAC data request. A reminder that no project activity can occur and APAC data should be destroyed if the DUA or IRB approval (if required) has expired. If you are renewing the DUA and your IRB approval expires within sixty (60) days, please submit an updated IRB approval with this form.
We strongly recommend talking with the APAC Team prior to submitting a data request.
To request a meeting, please email us at APAC.Admin@dhsoha.state.or.us
OHA recommends data requesters review the following documents to fully understand what data are available in APAC, potential data uses and limitations, and the data request process.
APAC Data User Guide
Release notes, data limitations, business rules and other tips for interpreting APAC data correctly.
Provides an overview of the APAC database, including what data are collected and released.
APAC Frequently Asked Questions
Answers questions about data collection, management, access and use.
APAC Use Cases
Showcases previous projects for which APAC data have been approved and used.
Lookup Tables (Excel)
Provides the valid values for certain data elements.
Claim Exclusions version 2018.0.1 (Excel)
Information related to the receipt of substance abuse treatment will not be disclosed without written authorization, unless disclosure is otherwise permitted under 42 CFR part 2. This document contains all diagnosis, procedure and revenue codes that will result in claims line exclusions.