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Colorado Payers Collaborate to Create Data-Sharing Solution

December 4, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Seven payers in Colorado are collaborating to launch a multi-payer data-sharing online tool that aims to enhance and improve the delivery of care for state residents.

The idea came from the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, a national collaboration among public and private health plans to strengthen primary care. Care providers currently receive multiple reports from each health plan and have to log on to several different websites to access patient data, which could make it cumbersome and inefficient for care providers to coordinate a patient's care.

However, members of the Colorado Comprehensive Primary Care (CO CPC) initiative are now developing a single source for patient-level information that will aim to help care providers save time and resources, enabling them to spend more time with patients. A majority of the payers participating in CO CPC agreed to finance a tool that allows care providers to access their patients' claims data from one website. The Chicago-based Rise Health will partner with Colorado's Center for Improving Value in Health Care and other state and local entities to build the tool.

"This initiative represents a major step forward for both providers and payers in Colorado. For the first time, physicians will be able to access actionable, patient-specific data across multiple insurers and self-funding employers in a single analytic tool," Patrick Gordon, associate vice president at Rocky Mountain Health Plans,” said in a news release statement.

The following payers are participating in the data aggregation solution:

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Access
  • Colorado Choice Health Plans
  • Colorado Medicaid/Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare

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