Data Series

Access to Data Series

Do you have questions about accessing our data? Please feel free to contact our office or call 801-538-7048.

Data collected by the Office of Health Care Statistics is available for research and statistical analysis by authorized users for approved purposes. We encourage you to review information on this page before requesting data to minimize delays in processing your request. Requests for data access or release should be made using our online form.

IMPORTANT CHANGE AS OF 07/01/2017

All data applications to our office require a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 (USD).  Charge of $50.00 can be credited toward the overall data fee if the application is approved.  Please carefully review the new fee schedule, which goes into effect 07/01/17, before completing your data application.

Utah’s Legislature approved the data application charge and new fee schedule during its session in early 2017.

The Review Process

In most cases, a preliminary decision on a request is made within a week after submission. All requests are initially reviewed by the Privacy Officer and Office Director. Requests that require additional information or that involve identified data will require further review and can take up to a month to process.

Requests that involve custom work will be evaluated for feasibility, staff availability, anticipated cost, and the estimated time for completion.

The Data Series

All Payer Claims Database

Data Series Descriptions

Sample File: OHCS staff is in the process of developing a sampling methodology to create a valid sample of limited data.

Limited Data Sets: The claims-centric data set contains pharmacy and medical claims that cannot be linked to an individual patient. This data set includes dates of service necessary for answering research questions affected by seasonality.

The patient-centric data set addresses a limitation of the claim-centric data set by introducing a patient identifier linking claims over time. However, to protect identities all dates of service are removed and replaced by two elements: year of service and an integer indicating the order of services.

Research Data Set: Includes sensitive and detailed patient data linked over time. These data sets require review and approval by both an IRB and the Health Data Committee.

Download User Manuals

Data Product Years Available User Manual
Sample File Any single year of available data Download
Patient Centric Limited Data Set 2013-2015 Download
Claims Centric Limited Data Set 2013-2015 Download

Pricing Information

Data Series Base Price Discounts as applied to each data series*
Carrier,
Contributor (50%)
Single Use &
Single User (50%)
Student (75%) Redistribution
License (30%)
Standard Limited Data Set
Sample File $2,000 N/A N/A $500 N/A
Single Year $8,000 $4,000 $4,000 $2,000 $5,600
Two Years $12,000 $6,000 $6,000 $3,000 $8,400
Three Years $16,000 $8,000 $8,000 $4,000 $11,200
Two-Year Public Use File $4,000 N/A N/A $1,000 N/A
Standard Research Data Set
Single Year $20,000 N/A $10,000 $5,000 $14,000
Two Years $30,000 N/A $15,000 $7,500 $21.000
Three Years $40,000 N/A $20,000 $10,000 $28,000
Special Purpose Series $4,000 N/A N/A $1,000 $2,800
Other Available Discounts*
On-time Renewal Discount A 15% discount may be applied for anyone that renews a subscription to a particular data set or series within 30 days of the expiration date of the subscription.
Geographic Subset Discount proportional to percent of records required from limited data set
Pricing for client-based Partnership*
Development Fee 50% of the actual cost of data provided to the partner.
Per-client Fee To be negotiated with the partner based on the volume and level of data provided to each client, but may not exceed 70% of the actual cost of the data used.

*Requirements or restrictions may apply


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Healthcare Facility Data

Data Series Descriptions

Limited Data Set (File I): An inpatient or ambulatory surgery or emergency department encounter data set. Approximately 50 fields contain information about patient, diagnoses, provider, payers, charges and more. Standard, limited data sets.

Public Use Data Set (File III): An inpatient or ambulatory surgery or emergency department encounter data set. Approximately 20 fields contain information about patient, principle diagnosis, procedure, hospital payer category, charges and more. County level analysis only. Patient Public Use File- Standard, public use data sets.

Research Data Set: This restricted data set includes additional confidential data elements collected in the hospital discharge abstract and is available to researchers that have obtained Institutional Review Board and HDC approval for bona fide health care cost, quality, and access research.

Redistribution License: Redistribution functions in the way that once data is obtained, the data can be distributed to a third party (e.g. hospital, carrier, etc.) and remit the distribution fee to the Office of Health Care Statistics. The fee is per data set, per user. “Public” is defined as non-profit or university users and “private” is defined as for-profit.

Download User Manuals

Data Product Years Available Data Elements User Manual
Inpatient 1992-2015 View Download
Ambulatory 1996-2015 View Download
Emergency Department 1996-2015 View Download

Pricing Information

Data Series Base Price Discounts as applied to each data series*
Healthcare Facility
with <5,000 discharges (80%)
Healthcare Facility with 5,000-35,000 discharges
(50%)
Prior Years (50%) Public/University or NFP Entity (50%) Student (75%) Redistribution License
(30%)
Standard Annual Limited Data Set $3,150 $630 $1,575 $1,575 $1,575 $788 $2,205
Standard Annual Research Data Set $6,000  N/A  N/A  $3,000 $3,000 $1,500 $4,200
Quarterly Preliminary Feeds $4,500 $900 $2,250  N/A  $2,250  N/A  N/A
Federal Annual Database $4,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Enhanced Annual Summary Report $500  N/A  N/A  N/A $250  N/A  N/A
Other Available Discounts*
On-time Renewal Discount A 15% discount may be applied for anyone that renews a subscription to a particular data set or series within 30 days of the expiration date of the subscription.
Geographic Subset Discount proportional to percent of records required from limited data set
Pricing for client-based Partnership*
Development Fee 50% of the actual cost of data provided to the partner.
Per-client Fee To be negotiated with the partner based on the volume and level of data provided to each client, but may not exceed 70% of the actual cost of the data used.

*Requirements or restrictions may apply

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Health Plan Satisfaction Data (CAHPS)

Data Series Descriptions

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS): Public Use File- Standardized limited data set CAHPS measures enrollees’ satisfaction with their health plan. The data are collected from surveys administered annual. Adult surveys are administered in even-numbered years and child survey are administered in odd-numbered years. Data are available for Medicaid, Commercial and CHIP health plans.

Redistribution License: Redistribution functions in the way that once data is obtained, the data can be distributed to a third party (e.g. hospital, carrier, etc.) and remit the distribution fee to the Office of Health Care Statistics. The fee is per data set, per user. “Public” is defined as non-profit or university users and “private” is defined as for-profit.

Pricing Information

Data Series Base Price Discounts as applied to each data series*
Non-Contributing
Carrier (50%)
Contributing
Carrier (75%)
Pubilic/University
or NFP Entity (35%)
Student
(75%)
Current Year Data Set $1,575 $788 $394 $1,575 $394
Prior Year Data Set $1,260  $630  $315  $819 $315
Other Year Data Set $1,024 $512 $256  $358  $256
Survey Responses $2,000 $1,000  $500  $1,300  $500
On-time Renewal Discount* A 15% discount may be applied for anyone that renews a subscription to a particular data set or series within 30 days of the expiration date of the subscription.

*Requirements or restrictions may apply

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Health Plan Quality Data (HEDIS)

Data Series Descriptions

Health Plan Quality Data and Information Set (HEDIS): Public Use File- Standardized limited data set HEDIS indicators for Medicaid, Commercial, and CHIP health plans in Utah. HEDIS is a report of the quality of care provided by a plan to its enrollees.

Pricing Information

Data Series Base Price Discounts as applied to each data series*
Non-Contributing
Carrier (50%)
Contributing
Carrier (75%)
Pubilic/University
or NFP Entity (35%)
Student
(75%)
Current Year Data Set $1,575 $788 $394 $1,575 $394
Prior Year Data Set $1,260  $630  $315  $819 $315
Other Year Data Set $1,024 $512 $256  $358  $256
On-time Renewal Discount* A 15% discount may be applied for anyone that renews a subscription to a particular data set or series within 30 days of the expiration date of the subscription.

*Requirements or restrictions may apply

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Institutional License

Great value for large research institutions! Annual multi-use, multi-user license.

Product Description

How long is the license? The license is for a 12-month period starting with the data specified in the agreement and ending 365 days later.

What data is covered? All available data products from OHCS, including APCD, Facilities Data, HEDIS, and CAHPS. It includes all standard limited and research datasets and up to 250 hours of staff time to created customized data sets. New data that become available during the license period may also be added to existing uses.

What uses are covered? This is a multi-use, multi-user license that covers approved uses by institutional users covered in the agreement. Note that each use must be approved by the HDC before use can begin. The institution is responsible to inform the HDC of any changes or additions to the list of users for each project.

The agreement includes support from one or more analysts from our team who can answer questions about the data and provide other guidance on proper use of the data.

What happens at the end of the 12 month period? Normally, we would expect the institution to renew the subscription to provide continuity for researcher access. If the institution chooses not to renew the license, there would be a six-month grace period to allow researchers to finalize any approved projects already in progress. However, after the end of the 12 month period no new data will be distributed and no new uses will be approved. Of course, individual researchers may purchase single use licenses for any needed data products to continue beyond the six month extension or to start new projects.

What is the price? $150,000

Pricing Information

$150,000 per license for a 12-month period starting with the data specified in the agreement and ending 365 days later.

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