The Carolina Cost and Quality Initiative

The Carolina Cost and Quality Initiative is a collaborative partnership between UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Its mission is to promote population-based research on the incidence and prevalence of disease in insured populations, patterns of utilization and treatment, and cost of care in North Carolina in order to improve the delivery and quality of care for its residents.

The Initiative currently maintains three data sources: North Carolina Medicaid claims data, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina claims data, and North Carolina State Health Plan claims data.