Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (MA APCD) Applications Received and Commenting

Applications Open for Comment

Primary InvestigatorOrganizationProject TitleDate Posted Comment 
Peter Horman,
Consulting Chief Actuary
HCFA Mass Value Based Insurance Analysis April 5, 2024 Comment
Vidya Sundar,
Associate Professor
University of New Hampshire Long-COVID and Disabilities Project
– Claims Analysis
April 5, 2024 Comment



Recent MA APCD Applications

ApplicantOrganizationProject TitleClose DateStatus
Ron Berman, Associate Professor of Marketing University of Pennsylvania Impact of Price Transparency on Healthcare Prices December 14, 2023 Approved
Janice F. Lalikos, MD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Closing the Gap: Examining Insurance Coverage for Gender-Affirming Surgeries in Massachusetts

December 14, 2023 Approved
Jennifer P. Stevens, MD, MS , Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Analyzing outcomes related to transitions in care December 14, 2023 Approved
Rian You, Senior Data Analyst Strategy Baystate Health

Strategic Planning and Business Development Analytics with CHIA Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database

December 14, 2023 Approved
Benjamin Handel,
Associate Professor of Economics
The Regents of the University
of California- Berkeley
Price Regulationin the
Prescription Drug Market
August 14, 2023 Approved
Jibby Kurichi,
Associate Director of Research
The Trustees of the
University of Pennsylvania
The Economics of
Urgent Care Center Entry
August 14, 2023 Approved
Jennifer Tjia,
UMass Chan
Medical School
Structural Racism and Engagement of Family Caregivers in Serious Illness Care April 14, 2023 Approved
Robert W. Yeh, MD, Director, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology  Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
Long Term Outcomes of Coronary and Structural Heart Disease Interventions in a Multicenter Linked Procedural and Claims Dataset March 14, 2023 Approved
Kenneth D. Mandl,
Director, Computational Health Information Program
Children’s Hospital
Characterization of patient care pathways for complex pediatric conditions March 14, 2023 Approved
John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE,
Director, Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis Program
General Hospital
Access to mental health care in Massachusetts, compared to non-mental health care March 14, 2023 Approved
Rajsekhar Guddneppanavar, PhD,
Assistant Director, Licensing
Emory University,
Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health
Quantifying the burden of epilepsy
using novel data source
February 10, 2023 Approved
Mehul V. Raval,
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Observation Stays
and Costs for Pediatric Patients
December 20,
Jacob Feldman,
Associate Professor
Washington University in St. Louis The Effects of Accountable Care Organization Participation on Patient Health Access December 20,
Megan Cole, PhD,
Assistant Professor
Trustees of Boston University Integrating Behavioral Health Into the Pediatric Medical Home for Low- Income Children December 20,
Raymond Fisman, PhD,
Slater Family Chair in Behavioral Economics
Trustees of Boston University Prescriber History and the Effectiveness of Continuing
Medical Education
September 16, 2022 Approved
Milagros Risol,

University of Massachusetts
Chan Medical School

Economic analysis of the implementation of a community health
worker-delivered intervention to enhance antihypertensive medication adherence in
Community Health Centers in an ACO

September 16, 2022 Approved
Cory King,
Chief of Staff,
Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance
Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance
Behavioral Health Benchmarking August 10, 2022 Approved
David Dranove, Walter McNemey Distinguished Professor of Health Industry Management

Northwestern University

Insurer-provider Competition and Integration in Health Care Markets June 27, 2022 Approved
Justin Broyles, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc. Evaluating temporal trends in breast reconstruction and effects of reimbursement on breast reconstruction and associated procedures June 27, 2022 Approved
Janice F. Lalikos. MD,
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts
Chan Medical School,
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cost Analysis of
Plagiocephaly Treatment
November 9, 2021 Approved
Kari Gillmeyer, MD Trustees of Boston University Characterizing Care Coordination in Pulmonary Hypertension September 24 2021 Approved
Rose Kerber,
Research Programmer
Promoting children's oral health: Identifying provider-, practice-, and community-level characteristics associated with delivery of fluoride varnish in medical offices February 3, 2021 Approved
Bruce Landon, Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy Harvard
Medical School
Risk Aversion, Fear of Malpractice and Medical Decision Making in the Emergency Department February 3, 2021 Approved