What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • In this year’s report, CHIA found that the statewide all-payer readmission rate continued to increase from SFY 2013 to SFY 2017. Readmission rates varied greatly, depending on payer type, patient age, and discharge setting. Consistent with CHIA’s previous analyses, this report's findings suggest potential opportunities to focus efforts on the subset of patients who are frequently hospitalized.

  • Hospital Profiles provide descriptive and comparative information on Massachusetts hospitals based on characteristics, services, payer mix, utilization trends, cost trends, financial performance, and quality. This edition includes an interactive dashboard that provides insight into the Massachusetts hospital industry.

  • CHIA’s 2018 Annual Report includes a calculation of statewide, per capita health care spending in comparison to the state’s cost growth benchmark, as well as other indicators used to assess the performance of the Massachusetts health care system.

  • CHIA has released an unprecedented amount of procedure price data through a public dataset in an effort to promote greater transparency in the Massachusetts health care system.

    See CHIA's two separate but related transparency initiatives.

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched a new user-friendly health care transparency website that offers information to help residents be more actively engaged in, and make better decisions about their health care.  

    Visit the masscomparecare.gov website to learn more.

Link to Interactive Data and Analysis

Whether you’re a policymaker, insurer, health care provider, employer, or researcher, you can use CHIA’s online interactive tools and graphics to discover facts and information about the Massachusetts health care system.