The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) in partnership with Onpoint Health Data has been selected by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) as its provider for health care payments. Health Care Data (HPD) System, the claims database of all California payors. By collecting health insurance claims information from all health care payers in a single data system, the database is intended to foster greater transparency of health care costs, inform policy decisions and reduce health care costs and disparities.

Working with HPD platform provider Onpoint Health Data, IHA will help manage the receipt of data from California health plans, insurers, public self-insureds and voluntary submitters. The IHA will also help validate and improve data quality and reporting. Onpoint has been working with the IHA since 2017, as a primary data management and analytics contractor for the IHA’s performance measurement programs.

IHA brings to the program decades of experience working with California health plans and provider organizations to improve health care quality, equity, cost transparency, and accountability. With a deep understanding of California’s healthcare market dynamics and longstanding relationships with industry stakeholders, IHA is well positioned to support HPD’s goals.

“We are delighted to support OSHPD in its work to develop a claims database for all payers to advance health care affordability, quality and equity,” said Jeff Rideout. , MD, President and CEO of IHA. “IHA’s direct involvement in this work dates back to 2014 with the award of a grant from the California Health Care Foundation to create a voluntary multi-payer claims database by extending IHA’s existing infrastructure to its supplier reporting (“Value Based P4P”) Working behind the scenes with plans, suppliers and the IHA measurement and reporting committees has positioned industry for the work currently being undertaken by the IHA. We are grateful to all of the health plans, provider organizations and purchasers who participate in our initiatives, providing data, resources and expertise over the years.

HPD was born out of a state mandate. Assembly Bill 80 authorizes OSHPD to establish and administer a statewide health care payment data system. In addition, AB 80 allows health plans and insurers to send protected health information to OSHPD. The target date for the database to be substantially complete is July 1, 2023.

About the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA)

Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) brings together the healthcare community to solve industry-wide challenges that stand in the way of high-value care. As a not-for-profit industry association, we use our decades of expertise, objective data, and unique role as a trusted enabler to make healthcare work better for everyone. We provide information that helps the healthcare system to continuously improve. We’re building new tools that simplify the way the industry works together. And we provide a forum for cross-industry leaders — through our boards and programs — to have honest conversations that guide the future of healthcare.

For more information, please visit https://www.iha.org or contact Ashley Burkett at press@iha.org.

About OSHPD and the Healthcare Payments Data Program

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, currently transitioning to the Department of Health Care Access and Information, is the leader in data collection and dissemination of information about California’s health care infrastructure. OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed health workforce and publishes valuable information on health care outcomes. OSHPD also oversees the construction, renovation, and earthquake safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to meet the capital needs of California’s nonprofit healthcare facilities.

Assembly Bill 80 (AB 80) (Chapter 12, 2020 Bylaws) requires OSHPD to establish and administer a statewide health care payment data system and that the database is substantially complete by July 1, 2023. AB 80 authorizes health plans and insurers to submit protected health information to OSHPD. In accordance with AB 80, OSHPD convened an Advisory Committee to advise OSHPD on the creation, implementation, sustainability and ongoing administration of the database.

More information about HPD is available at https://oshpd.ca.gov/data-and-reports/cost-transparency/healthcare-payments/.

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