Hospital Profiles

FY15 Hospital Profiles
Publication Materials


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.



Hospital Utilization

      • Massachusetts hospitals overall experienced increased inpatient discharges of 2% compared to the prior year. This one year increase varied from the five year trend performance from FY 2011 through FY 2015, which saw inpatient discharges decrease across all cohorts; from FY 2011 to FY 2015 community-High Public Payer hospitals experienced the largest decline, of 9%.

Hospital Costs and Revenue

      • Overall, both inpatient and outpatient revenue increased statewide between FY 2011 and FY 2015; median outpatient revenue increased 14.5%, and inpatient revenue per Case Mix Adjusted Discharge increased 7.2%.

Hospital Financial Performance

      • Teaching hospitals experienced a significant decrease of 4% in their financial performance from FY 2014 to FY 2015, and Academic Medical Centers also experienced a decrease of 2.3% from year to year.

2015 Hospital Total Margins


Hospital Profiles Data

The data used is a compilation of payer and provider-submitted data sources, including:

  • Hospital Audited Financial Statements
  • Hospital Cost Reports
  • Hospital Case Mix Data
  • Relative Price Data