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Data Products

Utah Health Care Cost, Quality, and Utilization Data Sets

Questions? Please feel free to contact our office at  or call 801-538-7048.


To order a data product:

1. Please read important data request information.

We attempt to review every request within a week of receipt by the Office. Every data request is reviewed by the Privacy Officer and Office Director and requires approval from each person.

Typically a preliminary decision on your request is made within 2 weeks after original submission. Decisions may take longer if the request needs additional information or concerns identifiable data.

For all special requests, our staff will need to assess the feasibility of the request, anticipated cost, and estimated time for completion.

Please be advised that all requests for identifiable data require additional documentation and approvals.

2. Complete the online data request form.


Available Data Products

  • Claims Data
  • Facilities Encounter Data
  • Health Plan Satisfaction Data
  • Health Plan Quality Data
  • One Year Institutional License
  • Custom Work

From the All Payer Claims Database

Data Product Years
Users Manuals
Sample File Coming Soon
Patient Centric Limited Data Set 2014 Download
Claims Centric Limited Data Set 2014 Download
Data Product

Multi Use

Single Use

Redistribution license 
(cost per sale)

Sample File $4,000 $2,000 $2,800
Limited Data Set $12,000 $6,000 $8,400
Research Data Set $30,000 $15,000 $21,000

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

Limited Data Set: 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.

Data Product Years Available Data Elements Users Manuals
Inpatient 1992 - 2013 View Download
Ambulatory 1996 - 2013 View Download
Emergency Department 1996 -2013 View Download

Data Product Year Private Data Suppliers
Data Suppliers
Public Private
Public Data Set Current $3,150 $1,575 $630 $1,575 $2,200 $1,100 N/A
Abridged Data Set Current $1,050 $1,050 $1,050 $525 N/A N/A N/A
Public Data Set Prior $1,050 $525 $210 $525 $2,200 $1,100 N/A
Abridged Data Set Prior $350 $350 $350 $175 N/A N/A N/A
Research Data Set All years N/A N/A N/A N/A $1,100 $1,100 $4,500

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

Abridged Data Set: 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, limited 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.

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.

Year Private Public HMOs & PPOs HMO/PPO
data contributors
Current Year $1,575.00 $1,050 $840 $420
Previous Year $1,250.00 $750 $600 $300
Any other Year $1,000.00 $500 $400 $200

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.

Year Private Public
Current $1,575 $1,050
Previous $1,250 $750
Any other $1,000 $500


Great value for large research institutions! Multi-use, multi-user, Good for 12 months.

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

Description Price
Custom Data Request* $55/hr
Custom Data Extraction request $74/hr
Discounted Custom Data Extraction request
(for data suppliers only)

* $70 minimum



Last updated: October 8, 2015