What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA’s latest examination of unplanned hospital readmissions includes the statewide, all-payer readmission rate for FY 2015, as well as insights into regional and hospital-specific readmission rates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Link to geographical analysis page

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.