What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA today announced the release of the 2019 Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System. The report 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.

  • The Massachusetts Acute Hospital and Health System Financial Performance report presents data for the most recently completed full fiscal year. For the first time, CHIA has created two interactive dashboards containing information on five-year trend analyses for each acute hospital and profiles for hospital health systems.

  • CHIA's latest edition of Enrollment Trends offers new insights into changes in health insurance coverage in Massachusetts from March 2017 through March 2019. Coverage is defined as unique Massachusetts residents with primary, medical membership in the 14 largest commercial payers, MassHealth (Medicaid), and Medicare. For the first time, this edition of Enrollment Trends consists of an interactive dashboard.

  • CHIA is currently collaborating 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.

  • This research brief documents the scope of health care affordability issues among Massachusetts residents with health insurance coverage all year (referred to as insured residents) and the rates of affordability issues for population subgroups.

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched a new 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.

Link to CHIA's Interactive Data and Analysis

Whether 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.

CHIA uses these customizable graphical tools to display Massachusetts provider price variation, acute and non-acute hospital profiles and the latest data on medication safety, maternity-related care, potentially preventable hospital admissions, effective care processes, incidence of health care-associated infections and hospital and primary care patient experiences.