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 of 2015 THCE. THCE is a measure of total statewide health care spending in the Commonwealth.
The report also includes information from public and private sources related to specific health care expenditures for Massachusetts residents, quality of care in the Commonwealth compared to national performance, enrollment and coverage trends, premiums and member cost-sharing, and payer use of funds.
This report will inform the Health Policy Commission’s 2016 Health Care Cost Trends Hearing, which will take place October 17 and 18, 2016.
Briefs on related topics will be published in the fall and early winter as part of the 2016 Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System Briefing Series.