Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KHA HCUP)

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services offers a public data set collected by the Office of Health Policy (OHP) through the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) pursuant to 900 KAR 7:030.

Release of public use data sets is governed by 900 KAR 7:040. OHP collects both inpatient hospital discharge and outpatient services data (which includes emergency department data). To make this data available to the public while protecting patient personal identifying information, OHP has created public use data sets.

OHP Website

Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Kentucky Hospital Charge Information

  • Sponsored by Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Health Policy
  • Deidentified data does not require individual IRB approval
  • Kentucky Health Claims Data Use Agreement
  • Dates Available  2000-2015 (inpatient and outpatient)

The UK IRB has approved the use of the deidentified database to researchers utilizing ONLY data from the claims data database. It is not to be linked with any other database. The CCTS Enterprise Data Trust approved IRB protocol number for this data set is 15-0334-P6A.

When publishing using this data,  in addition to citing the CTSA, please acknowledge the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Health Policy.

To schedule a consultation for study feasibility, please complete the Biomedical Informatics Service Request Form