Research, Data and Grants

Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD)

The Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) is the most comprehensive source of health claims data in the state with claims from Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial payers in the state. The public website allows consumers to shop for health care services and also provides statewide cost and utilization information. Scholarships are available for custom data requests to support projects to improve care, improve quality and lower costs in the state. Visit the data showcase to see how organizations are using custom data from the CO APCD. The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) is the administrator of the CO APCD and is responsible for ensuring the database operates in accordance with the legislation and securing the necessary funds to support the ongoing operation of the database. Learn more about the CO APCD.

Colorado All Payer Database Data Submission Guide

Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors

The purpose of this program is to promote the health and welfare of Colorado’s low-income seniors by providing access to dental care to individuals age 60 and over who are not eligible for dental services under any other dental health care program, such as Medicaid.

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Colorado Innovation Grant Planning

In March 2013, the state of Colorado received a State Innovation Model (SIM) Pre-Testing Assistance Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The goal of this six-month grant was to help the state improve and enhance our innovation proposal to CMS and work to refine our model of integration of behavioral health and primary health care. In November 2013, the SIM Pre-testing Grant came to an end and Colorado's State Health Innovation Plan was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

In May of 2014, CMS released the second round of the SIM Model Testing funding, and Colorado submitted a $86.9M request in July of 2014. Please visit to view our submitted proposal, find more information around Colorado's SIM efforts, and to learn about ways to get involved.

Colorado Long-Term Services and Supports No Wrong Door System Grant

With funding from the Administration of Community Living, Colorado is embarking upon a year-long planning period to complete a three year statewide plan to guide the development and implementation of a No Wrong Door (NWD) Implementation system for long-term services and supports (LTSS). Learn more about the No Wrong Door grant project.

Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC) Recommendations

With grant funding from the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC) conducted a three day site visit last spring to interview Department staff and stakeholders about client- and family-centered care and stakeholder engagement.  In December 2012, IPFCC delivered a report with recommendations entitled Advancing the Practice of Client- and Family-Centered Care for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  We are using that report to put together a grant proposal to CHF for implementing several of the recommendations.  While the grant will be under review with CHF, we plan to move forward with some of the recommendations that can be accomplished with current resources.  

School-Based Health Center Improvement Project (SHCIP)

The goal of this funding opportunity is to establish and evaluate a national quality system for children’s health care provided through the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Learn more about SHCIP.

School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (SAPI) Program 

The School Based Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (SAPI) Program is a program that grants funds to schools, community-based organizations and health organizations to reduce the risk of marijuana use, alcohol use and prescription drug misuse by Colorado youth between 12-19 years old. Learn more about SAPI

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