What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA has published new report on ED visits after inpatient discharge in MA. The report is intended to help expand efforts to address unplanned readmissions to the hospital by diving into this largely unstudied population.

  • CHIA examines hospital financial performance for both hospitals and hospital systems. Hospital system performance includes the performance of financially consolidated entities like physician organizations, non-acute hospitals, foundations, and health plans.

  • CHIA reports on provider price variation in the MA commercial market, illustrating differences in prices paid to providers for the same set of services.

  • The Massachusetts Employer Survey provides a valuable lens on the employer health insurance market, including information on employer health insurance offerings, employee take-up rates, cost-sharing, plan characteristics, and employer decision making.

  • CHIA profiles hospital-specific readmissions, including patient and discharge characteristics, comparisons to similar hospitals, and statewide performance.

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.