What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA is currently surveying a sample of residents for a report on health care in the Commonwealth. This online survey is a way for CHIA to gather information about health care experiences in Massachusetts and is voluntary and completely confidential. CHIA will be releasing an aggregated report of the results in a publication later this year.

  • The majority of Massachusetts residents obtain health insurance through their own or a family member’s employer. The Massachusetts Employer Survey, an ongoing health insurance survey of employers, tracks and monitors employer health insurance offerings, employee take-up rates, cost-sharing, plan characteristics, and employer decision making.

  • Emergency Department Visits After Inpatient Discharge: SFY2017, CHIA analyzes emergency department (ED) revisits within 30 days of a patient's inpatient discharge. This publication includes a comprehensive report, databook, technical appendix, and key findings.

  • 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.

  • CHIA’s 2018 Annual Report includes a calculation of statewide, per capita health care spending in comparison to the state’s cost growth benchmark, as well as other indicators used to assess the performance of the Massachusetts health care system.

  • 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 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 discover facts and information about the Massachusetts health care system.