Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
Director, Health Policy
Arkansas Insurance Department
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.
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.