Healthcare Transparency Initiative

July 12, 2022


Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
Director, Health Policy


Arkansas Insurance Department

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The Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative Act of 2015 supports the efforts of the Arkansas all-payer claims database (APCD) project by establishing a mandate for certain entities to submit healthcare data. This explainer provides information about the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative, the Initiative’s relationship to the APCD project, the Initiative’s governance structure, and data submission and use under the Initiative.

Key takeaways

The Act recognizes the need for greater transparency of healthcare utilization, quality, and price information and for a data infrastructure to support research, quality improvement activities, and program development and evaluation.

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