What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • The Hospital-Wide Adult All-Payer Readmissions in Massachusetts: SFY 2011-2018 report is the sixth in CHIA’s annual series. The report looks at readmissions from Massachusetts acute care hospitals, providing insights into statewide, regional, and hospital-specific readmission rates, including breakdowns by payer type, discharge setting, and hospital characteristics.

  • CHIA’s first-ever Nursing Facility Industry Report examines trends in utilization, financial performance, and quality of care across the industry, within analytic cohorts, and for individual facilities. The publication also includes an online dashboard allowing users to view a profile of each of the 393 nursing facilities operating in the Commonwealth in 2017.

  • CHIA's Behavioral Health and Readmissions in Massachusetts Acute Care Hospitals Report contains findings which suggest that policymakers, patients, families, and others in the health care community should be more aware of the increased readmission risk of hospitalized patients with a behavioral health comorbidity.

  • The 2019 Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System presents a final calculation of the Commonwealth's Total Health Care Expenditures for 2017 and an initial calculation for 2018, as well as additional key indicators used to assess the performance of the state's health care system in 2018.

  • CHIA has recently collaborated with the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI), the Donaghue Foundation, the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy, and Freedman HealthCare on an open call for designing healthcare shopper tools to help patients make more informed healthcare decisions. Visit https://priceisyourright.org to learn more

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched a 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.

  • The Continuous Skilled Nursing Care (CSN) Care Biennial Study examines the provision of CSN care for both pediatric and adult populations, the degree to which hours of care authorized for CSN are delivered, and an evaluation of reimbursement rates for CSN care.

Link to CHIA's Interactive Data and AnalysisWhether you're a policymaker, insurer, health care provider, employer, or researcher, you can use CHIA's online interactive tools and graphics to find information about the Massachusetts health care system.

These customizable graphical tools display Massachusetts provider price variation, acute and non-acute hospital profiles and the latest data on quality of care including medication safety, maternity-related care, potentially preventable hospital admissions, and incidences of health care-associated infection.