Hospital Profiles

FY16 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.

Key Findings for FY2016 Hospital Industry Overview (Fiscal Years 2012-2016)

Hospital Utilization

      • 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%.

Hospital Costs and Revenue

      • 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.

Hospital Financial Performance

      • 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.

2016 Hospital Total Median Margin by cohort

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