Health Analytics and Informatics

The Institute for Health Policy and Practice's efforts in the area of Health Analytics and Informatics transforms health data into actionable information to support data-driven decision-making.

For more information, contact Amy Costello at Amy.Costello@unh.edu.

Projects and Initiatives

To better understand a broad range of issues related to the cost and utilization of health care services, IHPP maintains a suite of analytic reports based on NH medical, pharmacy and dental claims data. The NH Claims Report Suite contains measures of types of service, burden of specific diseases and conditions, and use of medications, with the ability to drill down by population and geographic characteristics. This work was funded with support from the Endowment for Health and the New Hampshire Children's Health FoundationFor more information about the data sources, please see the methods tabs within the report suite. To learn more about the commercial claims data, visit nhchis.org.

The NH Claims Report Suite works with Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers.

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Suggested citation: Institute for Health Policy and Practice. (2020). NH Claims Report Suite. [Dashboard]. Durham, NH: Center for Health Analytics and Informatics.

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The APCD Council, formerly known as RAPHIC, is a federation of government, private, nonprofit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases. The Council provides early stage technical assistance to states, develops Federal and payer partnerships, promotes data standards, and conducts educational events. The APCD Council is convened and coordinated by IHPP and the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO).

Analytics for NH Department of Health and Human Services

Our team provides analysis of claims data to DPHS in an effort to study prevalence, cost and utilization of healthcare services for several chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and cancer from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial claims data.

We are also providing claims data analysis for a study of behavioral-health related mortality in Medicaid, a joint project between the Division of Public Health Services and the Office of Medicaid.

Quality Assurance for NH All-Payer Claims Data (APCD)

IHPP develops protocols and completes the QA process for NH CHIS data to support the work of the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

NH Children's Health Foundation

The Center for Health Analytics, with funding from the Children’s Health Foundation, has published their oral health report which analyzes dental claims to understand patterns of oral health care services, in addition to use of fluoride and patterns of care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read the Oral health report

NH Medicaid Quality Information System

With funding from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Adult Medicaid Quality program, IHPP is contracted with NH DHHS to develop and maintain the NH Medicaid Quality Information System.

HealthWRQS

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IHPP partners with the NH Department of Health and Human Services to support NH HealthWRQS, a web-based query analysis system that allows public health practitioners the ability to query data and view reports instantly about the health of New Hampshire communities.

New Hampshire Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

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IHPP develops and administers the New Hampshire Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for the NH DHHS. This federally-sponsored program provides incentive payments to Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrade, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. This incentive program is designed to support providers during this period of health information technology transition and instill the use of EHRs in meaningful ways to help our nation to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient healthcare.

Resources and Publications

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New Hampshire Child and Teen Mental Health: An Analysis and Comparison of 2019-2020 Healthcare Claims Data
December 2022
In April of 2022, the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership (NH PIP), published the first version of the Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (MCAP) report, New Hampshire Children and Teens Experiencing Mental Health Disorders: An Analysis of 2019 Healthcare Claims Data. This report builds on the work of that publication, providing an analysis that explores care patterns in 2020, at the beginning of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. This update also includes an additional section focused on the providers of mental health care based on medical and pharmaceutical claims data.

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Social Determinants of Health: APCD and Hospital Discharge Data Standards and Collection Practices
November 2022
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New Hampshire Children and Teens Experiencing Mental Health Disorders: An Analysis of 2019 Healthcare Claims Data
April 2022

The NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (MCAP) program is a collaborative effort of the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership housed at the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the focus of MCAP is to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care. MCAP provides: 1) training to pediatric and family practice clinicians in assessing and treating common pediatric mental health conditions through an annual Project ECHO® learning series, 2) clinician-to-clinician teleconsultation services, and 3) an annually updated referral directory of pediatric mental/behavioral health services in New Hampshire. To inform its programming, MCAP funded this analysis of 2019 pediatric medical and pharmacy claims data from commercial and NH Medicaid payers. Specifically, MCAP sought to examine health care claims for NH’s pediatric population to provide a descriptive analysis of:

  1. The burden of pediatric mental health conditions as defined by the percentage of children under age 18 with mental health conditions,
  2. Mental health conditions and comorbidities with other mental health conditions, and
  3. Mental health medical and pharmaceutical service utilization to produce measures of treatment.

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Analysis of Dental Claims to Understand Patters of Oral Health Services

 

Analysis of Dental Claims to Understand Patterns of Oral Health Care Services in 2017-2019, Fluoridation, and Oral Health Care Patterns During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 2021
The Center for Health Analytics, with funding from the Children's Health Foundation, has published their oral health report which analyzes dental claims to understand patterns of oral health care services, in addition to use of fluoride and patterns of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data

 

Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data 
March 2021
The Center for Health Analytics (CHA) at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) has released a new report, Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data. By utilizing tables from IHPP's NH Claims Report Suite, CHA analyzed measures of cost and utilization for Commercial (NHCHIS), NH Medicaid and NH Medicare beneficiaries who are indicated to have diabetes and/or the related heart conditions of Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease. This report includes an overview of how diabetes and the selected heart conditions compare to the 20 most common conditions for each payer population as well as a comparison of costs and utilization of drugs classified as anti-diabetic agents to the top 10 drug classes by total scripts. The report also analyzes variations of costs for beneficiaries with diabetes or the selected heart conditions with and without co-morbidities. This project was funded by the Division of Public Health Services at NH Department of Health and Human Services.
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COVID-19 Impact for NH Adults
COVID-19 Impacts for NH Adults
June 2020 
The Institute for Health Policy and Practice, leveraging the UNH Survey Center's Granite State Panel, conducted a survey of NH adults to understand some of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 since January 2020. The survey includes 1155 respondents, and was fielded from April 16-20, 2020.
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NH Claims Report Suite

 

NH Claims Report Suite
2020

To better understand a broad range of issues related to the cost and utilization of health care services, IHPP maintains a suite of analytic reports based on NH medical, pharmacy and dental claims data. The NH Claims Report Suite contains measures of types of service, burden of specific diseases and conditions, and use of medications, with the ability to drill down by population and geographic characteristics. This work was funded with support from the Endowment for Health and the New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation. For more information about the data sources, please see the methods tabs within the report suite. To learn more about the commercial claims data, visit nhchis.org.
Read the report

Oral Health: Healthcare Claims-Based Analysis

 

Presentation to Oral Health Stakeholder Group 
January 2019
A comprehensive analysis of oral health claims data prepared by the Institute for Health Policy and Practice in collaboration with the Center for Health Analytics. This project coincides with the release of the Oral Health Report Suite, an on-line tool that is based on NH Medicaid fee-for-service and commercial dental claims data.
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Informing Health System Change- Use of All-Payer Claims Databases
March 2018
A brief highlighting the value of APCDs in informing health system change.
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National Oral Health Conference Poster 
2017
This project highlights the advantages of using the New Hampshire All Payer Claims Database called the Comprehensive Healthcare Information System (NH CHIS) in exploration of oral health and overall health statewide and across all payers. 
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APCD Development Manual

 

APCD Development Manual
February 2015
With support from the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, the APCD Council has developed a manual for states to develop all-payer claims databases. The manual is a first of its-kind resource that provides states with detailed guidance on common data standards, collection, aggregation and analysis involved with establishing these databases.
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Model APCD Legislation

 

APCD Model Legislation
May 2015 
This document provides model legislation for APCD program development, based on the review of existing state APCD legislation (15 states at the time of the writing), anaylsis of other key federal and state regulations and statutes related to data collection and release and state experience with the legislative process.
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APCD Council Publications

 

APCD Council Publications
May 2008-Present
The APCD Council is a learning collaborative of government, private, non-profit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases(APCD). The Council's work focuses on shared learning amongst APCD stakeholders, early stage technical assistance to states and catalyzing states to achieve mutual goals.
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