What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA measures the quality of care provided in the state using the Commonwealth's Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS). This report summarizes the performance of Massachusetts acute care hospitals, primary care providers, and post-acute care providers on selected measures of patient safety, effectiveness, efficiency, and patient-centeredness.

  • CHIA is now accepting public comments on two proposed methodologies: (1) one regarding the calculation of acute care hospital statewide relative prices; and (2) one regarding how to identify healthcare entities whose increase in health status adjusted total medical expense threatens the state's ability to meet the health care cost growth benchmark.

  • See CHIA's latest report on Massachusetts Acute Hospital Financial Performance. This report presents acute hospital financial data for the most recent full year available.

  • The 2016 Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System includes a final calculation of the Commonwealth’s 2014 Total Health Care Expenditures (THCE) and an initial calculation for 2015 THCE.

  • CHIA's Behavioral Health and Readmissions in Massachusetts Acute Care Hospitals found that there was a high prevalence of behavioral health comorbidities among hospitalized adults.

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CHIA has produced several interactive maps of Massachusetts health care data. These maps allow researchers to better understand variations in health care spending and utilization by displaying recent data on a town-by-town or regional basis.