NASTAD Health Systems Data Technical Resource: Toolkit for Querying Claim Databases for HCV Testing and Treatment

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD
Kansas Health Institute
Amy Leary
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Philip Bolduc, MD, AAHIVS
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abigail Averbach, MSc
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Karen Clements, ScD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bonnie Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS
University of Massachusetts Medical School

This toolkit for the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors provides a list of diagnosis, procedure, and prescription drug codes to help health departments develop claims data queries to monitor Hepatitis C testing.  It also helps health programs use data to identify individuals diagnosed with Hepatitis C, and gives suggestions for examining their services and treatment utilization. Having the ability to analyze claims data can help health departments become more informed when making decisions on public health planning and resource allocation.