How to Obtain APAC Data
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.
Limited data set requesters must submit an APAC-3 form. APAC-3 is reviewed by staff, reviewed by the Data Review Committee, a Data Use Agreement is executed, and then the request is fulfilled. This process generally takes 2-4 months.
Enhanced APAC Data
All Payer All Claims (APAC) and Oregon death record data are now linked, supporting analyses and research about health care access, services and outcomes. These data are now available for request through a two-part process:
You may submit requests to the APAC program (Part A) and CHS (Part B) concurrently, and APAC and CHS will coordinate approval.
The APAC program highly recommends that you contact us for a discussion and consultation prior to submitting your APAC-Death record linked data request.
Data Request Applications and Forms
Overview of Application Process
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. For more information about review process, estimated timeframes, and costs for data requests, see
APAC Data Request Fact Sheet (updates pending) 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.
APAC-2: Application for Public Use Data Sets
Public use data sets contain statewide, de-identified claims-level data. Three annual data sets are available by request: medical claims, pharmacy claims, and dental claims.
APAC-3: Application for Limited Use Data Sets
Limited data sets offer a higher level of detail and contain personal health information (PHI), excluding direct identifiers (e.g., patient name or address). Limited data sets may inform activities related to health care operations, treatment, payment, public health, or research as defined in HIPAA.
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.
Reference this document to determine which public use data set(s) suits your needs.
Complete and attach this workbook to the APAC-3 application.
Release notes, data limitations, business rules and other tips for interpreting APAC data correctly.
Data dictionary organized by data structure.
Release notes posted as they become available.
Resources for Data Requesters
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.
Provides an overview of the APAC database, including what data are collected and released.
APAC Data Issue Log
This is a log of all known issues in APAC data. Requesters should anticipate the effects of these issues on their projects and caveat their analyses accordingly.
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)
OAR 407-014-0020, 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.
Data Review Committee (DRC)
To learn more about the Data Review Committee, view the Data Review Committee page.