What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • MassHealth Baseline Statistics from the MA APCD

    MassHealth Baseline Statistics from the MA APCD provides an overview of the MassHealth population, with a focus on spending for members with Standard coverage in the Fee-For-Service (FFS) and the Primary Care Clinician (PCC) plan delivery systems.

  • Hospital Readmissions

    Hospital readmissions are a central issue to improving health care quality and reducing costs. 

    After declining slightly from 16.1% in 2011 to 15.5% in 2012, and 15.2% in 2013, the all-payer readmission rate stayed essentially the same in 2014, at 15.3%.

  • High Deductible Health Plans

    This brief explores coverage and cost details for High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) members.

    Almost one-fifth (19%) of Massachusetts commercial market members were enrolled in a HDHP.

  • Additional Standard Statistics

    CHIA announces the addition of new levels of detail to Standard Statistics — including breakdowns by region, market segment, cohort, or individual performance — offering new insights into a broad set of performance indicators. 

Link to geographical analysis page

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