Data Request Overview
The All Payer All Claims (APAC) data request process varies depending on what type of data you are requesting. The flowchart below illustrates the request process for the different types of data available. 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 on Timely Topics
By design, APAC data are generally about 18 months old by the time they are released as final, but they have shed light on a range of important and timely topics, including:
- Health impacts of wildfires
- Balance or "surprise" billing
- Health care costs
- Emergency department use for mental health issues
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-2 form. Staff review the APAC-2 and then prompt the requester to submit an APAC-3 form. The APAC-3 is 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
APAC-2: Pre-application for APAC Data Files (please open with a PDF reader to see signature fields)
All requesters must complete APAC-2 and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the request process.
An example of the completed APAC 2 Pre-application.
This is an example of a completed APAC-3 application. You will be sent an APAC-3 after the APAC-2 pre-application is accepted.
Public Use Data Set Files (Excel)
Reference this document to determine which public use data set(s) suits your needs.
Data Elements Workbook (Excel)
Complete and attach this workbook to the APAC-3 application.
APAC Data User Guide
Release notes, data limitations, business rules and other tips for interpreting APAC data correctly.
APAC Data Dictionary (Excel)
Data dictionary organized by data structure.
APAC Release Notes
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.