Massachusetts Hospital Profiles provide descriptive and comparative information on acute and non-acute hospitals based on hospital characteristics, services, payer mix, utilization trends, cost trends, financial performance, and quality over a five-year period.
Compendiums containing all unique hospital profiles are available for:
For comparative purposes, acute hospitals are assigned to a cohort of similar hospitals: Academic Medical Centers (AMCs), teaching hospitals, community hospitals, and community-High Public Payer hospitals. For non-acute hospitals, the cohorts are defined by services provided, and include: psychiatric, rehabilitation, and chronic care. Specialty acute and non-acute hospitals are not identified with a distinct cohort.
Massachusetts hospitals overall experienced a slight decrease of 0.1% in inpatient discharges as compared to last year. Between 2012 and 2016, the total statewide discharges decreased by 3.8%. In the same five year time period, teaching hospitals were the only cohort that saw an increase in discharges, at 1.3%. Community-High Public Payer hospitals saw the largest decline in discharges at 7.1%.
All hospital cohorts saw an increase in outpatient revenue. Overall, statewide outpatient revenue increased by 12.3% between 2012 and 2016.
The statewide inpatient revenue per Case Mix Adjusted Discharge (CMAD) increased as well, by 1.5%. The community and Academic Medical Center cohorts both saw increases in inpatient revenue per CMAD at 2.7% and 1.0%, respectively. The community-High Public Payer and teaching cohorts experienced decreases at 0.8% and 1.8%, respectively.
The teaching hospital cohort had the highest median total margin, at 5.7%, while the Academic Medical Center cohort had the lowest median total margin, at 3.0%. Between 2012 and 2016, the Academic Medical Center, teaching, and community-High Public Payer cohorts saw decreases in median total margin while the community hospital cohort median total margin remained fairly stabler.
The data used is a compilation of payer and provider-submitted data sources, including: