Public comment period for WA-APCD data requests

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Public comment period for WA-APCD data requests

Through June 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific), the Health Care Authority (HCA) is seeking public comment for three recent data requests.

Under WAC 182-70-230, the lead organization must establish a transparent process for the review of data requests, which includes a process for public review for specific requests. …The process must also include the ability for the public to comment on requests that include the release of protected health information or proprietary financial information or both. …The time frame for public comment should not be less than fourteen calendar days. The lead organization must post the final decision for the request within seven days after the decision is made.

Public comment

Public comment is open to anyone who would like to share feedback. We encourage health care and social service providers, managed care organizations, hospitals and health systems, medical associations, Tribes, Accountable Communities of Health, and the public to provide input.

The request

Use case submitted: March 2022

Data Requestor: University of Washington, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC)

Data type: Protected Health Information and Proprietary Financial Information

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Public comment schedule: June 10, 2022 – June 25, 2022

Collaborative Opioid Taper After Trauma: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder

HIPRC’s research is aimed at reducing the impact of injury on individuals and communities by developing evidence and educating providers, public health professionals, and the public regarding risks and care for injuries. This project explores the feasibility, efficacy, and potential sustainability of a collaborative pain care/opioid taper strategy for patients on opioids who are discharged to a rural primary care provider after hospitalization for moderate to severe traumatic injury. Opioid pain relievers are essential for treatment of pain after trauma, with over half of hospitalized trauma patients experiencing moderate to severe pain, and pain prevalence at hospital discharge as high as 97%. Few opioid tapering guidelines exist for patients discharged after injury. Opioid tapering requires collaboration among the trauma center, the patient, and the primary care provider (PCP). This collaboration is especially difficult for patients living in rural areas remote from the trauma center, resulting in inequities in risks for OUD and opioid overdose. The results of this project are intended to guide the development of best practices for post-hospital discharge care, providing a feasible and cost-effective clinical service that will aid trauma patients in their transition back into primary care and into pain- and opioid-free living.

This request is for Medicaid, Medicare (Advantage & Part D) and Commercial data between May 2020 and February 2022and includes the following Protected Health Information and Proprietary Financial Information data elements: Member Date of Birth, Member Zip Code, Member City, Member Street Address, Coverage dates, Injury date, Admission Date and Discharge Date, Dates of service, Paid dates, Member First and Last name, Member Middle Initial, Medical Record Number, SSN, Member Sequence Number, Paid Amount, Fee-for-Service Equivalent, Copay Amount, Coinsurance Amount, Deductible Amount, Dispensing Fee Charge Amount, Ingredient Cost / List Price Charge Amount, Postage Amount, Organization Name, Provider Last Name, Provider First Name, Provider Middle Initial, Organization Name Type, Provider Generation Suffix, Provider Credential Code, Provider NPI, Provider City, Provider ZIP Code.

Study protocol has been reviewed and approved by the University of Washington Institutional Review Board and is currently under final evaluation by the WA-APCD program.