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CHIA good source of data about Mass. health care

June 10, 2019     

THE CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS produces reams of data for both Massachusetts policymakers and the public, providing a window into state health care expenditures and offering tools...

THE CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS produces reams of data for both Massachusetts policymakers and the public, providing a window into state health care expenditures and offering tools... READ MORE

Report: High-priced doctors are making even more money

May 31, 2019     

    The Center for Health Information and Analysis says the percentage of commercial payments made to the most expensive doctor’s groups is growing.   The most expensive doctors in Massachusetts are receiving more...

    The Center for Health Information and Analysis says the percentage of commercial payments made to the most expensive doctor’s groups is growing.   The most expensive doctors in Massachusetts are receiving more... READ MORE

State watchdog points to insulin spending as health care cost driver

March 13, 2019     

Insulin spending in Massachusetts skyrocketed 50 percent in just three years, according to a new state study. The increase is the latest example of the state’s continued issues around drug...

Insulin spending in Massachusetts skyrocketed 50 percent in just three years, according to a new state study. The increase is the latest example of the state’s continued issues around drug... READ MORE

Report: Costs vary widely among Boston-area hospitals

February 26, 2019     

Costs for the exact same procedure — an MRI of a knee — vary dramatically among area hospitals, according to a new report that calls for more transparency and action...

Costs for the exact same procedure — an MRI of a knee — vary dramatically among area hospitals, according to a new report that calls for more transparency and action... READ MORE

Report: Health care costs in Massachusetts are growing slowly as out-of-pocket costs rise

September 12, 2018     

The growth in health care spending in Massachusetts has slowed significantly - but the amount individuals are paying for their care is still increasing, according to the Center for Health...

The growth in health care spending in Massachusetts has slowed significantly - but the amount individuals are paying for their care is still increasing, according to the Center for Health... READ MORE

Growth in state health care spending drops to lowest level in five years

September 12, 2018     

Out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and co-pays, increased at a rate of 5.7 percent last year in Massachusetts.   The state made headway in controlling health care spending last year, according to...

Out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and co-pays, increased at a rate of 5.7 percent last year in Massachusetts.   The state made headway in controlling health care spending last year, according to... READ MORE

State report finds most Massachusetts hospitals are profitable

August 01, 2018     

Despite hospital advocates on Beacon Hill clamoring for higher reimbursements, a new report put out by the state finds that financially, Massachusetts hospitals on the whole are faring surprisingly well. According...

Despite hospital advocates on Beacon Hill clamoring for higher reimbursements, a new report put out by the state finds that financially, Massachusetts hospitals on the whole are faring surprisingly well. According... READ MORE

Website to compare Mass health care prices

May 16, 2018     

Massachusetts residents have a new tool to help them make health care decisions with the launch Wednesday of an online transparency website that includes procedure pricing comparisons, provider quality metrics...

Massachusetts residents have a new tool to help them make health care decisions with the launch Wednesday of an online transparency website that includes procedure pricing comparisons, provider quality metrics... READ MORE

Report: Massachusetts spent $59B on health care in 2016

April 05, 2018     

BOSTON - Increased health care expenditures in Massachusetts fell within a  targeted goal tied to the state's economic growth, according to a recently released report. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's most...

BOSTON - Increased health care expenditures in Massachusetts fell within a  targeted goal tied to the state's economic growth, according to a recently released report. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's most... READ MORE

CHIA Report: Mass Uninsurance Rate Low. But Costs Still a Barrier to Care

January 03, 2018     

The recently released 2017 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) found that at only 3.7 percent, the uninsurance rate in the Commonwealth remains...

The recently released 2017 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) found that at only 3.7 percent, the uninsurance rate in the Commonwealth remains... READ MORE

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