An all-payer claims database (APCD) is a system that collects health care claims and related data from all (or nearly all) entities that pay for health care services in a geographic area, including private and public health plans.
The GAO report underscores three key themes: misleading information is shockingly prevalent, a wide variety of junk plans are sold and may frequently be bundled together, and fixed indemnity plans appear to play a large role.
The authors explain how gaps in eligibility for federal assistance programs, perceptions of affordability, and administrative complexity create barriers that prevent millions of Americans from obtaining affordable coverage.
Recommendations To The Administration, Congress, And Other Federal, State And Local Leaders From Public Health, Medical, Policy And Legal Experts.
By Christen Linke Young, JD, Kavita Patel, Howard P. Forman, Elizabeth Fowler, Megan L. Ranney, Ruth J. Katz, Sara Rosenbaum, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Abbe R. Gluck, Erica Turret, Suhas Gondi and Adam Beckman