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Mass. residents overburdened by health costs

October 22, 2019     

Little agreement so far on what to do about that. by Andy Metzger, Commonwealth, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 EVEN AS OVERALL statewide spending on health care has remained just within...

Little agreement so far on what to do about that. by Andy Metzger, Commonwealth, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 EVEN AS OVERALL statewide spending on health care has remained just within... READ MORE

Mass. kept health care cost growth to 3.1% in 2018

October 08, 2019     

    Hospital spending grew faster than the state’s benchmark, with inpatient services up 3.7 percent to $11.7 billion, and outpatient services up 3.8 percent to 11 billion.   Jessica Bartlett, Boston Business...

    Hospital spending grew faster than the state’s benchmark, with inpatient services up 3.7 percent to $11.7 billion, and outpatient services up 3.8 percent to 11 billion.   Jessica Bartlett, Boston Business... READ MORE

Mass. Meets Goal To Curb Health Care Spending, But Insurance Premiums Continue To Rise

October 08, 2019     

Angus Chen, WBUR, October 08, 2019. Every year, Massachusetts sets a target ceiling for how much health care spending should grow. The target is supposed to keep costs down, and while...

Angus Chen, WBUR, October 08, 2019. Every year, Massachusetts sets a target ceiling for how much health care spending should grow. The target is supposed to keep costs down, and while... READ MORE

Marketwide Price Transparency Suggests Significant Opportunities For Value-Based Purchasing

September 06, 2019     

Research Article, Health Affairs Vol. 38, No. 9   Abstract: The extent of price variation across a local market has important implications for value-based purchasing. Using a new data set containing health care...

Research Article, Health Affairs Vol. 38, No. 9   Abstract: The extent of price variation across a local market has important implications for value-based purchasing. Using a new data set containing health care... READ MORE

MassHealth enrollment falls 9%

August 29, 2019     

by Worcester Business Journal, Wednesday, August 28, 2019   Enrollment in the Massachusetts Medicaid health coverage program has fallen by 9.4% in the past two years at least in part due to...

by Worcester Business Journal, Wednesday, August 28, 2019   Enrollment in the Massachusetts Medicaid health coverage program has fallen by 9.4% in the past two years at least in part due to... READ MORE

Eye-opening Trends on Health Insurance

August 20, 2019     

By Katie Holahan, BusinessWest, August 20, 2019 More Massachusetts companies of all sizes are offering health insurance to their workers, but fewer employees are enrolling as costs accelerate, according to...

By Katie Holahan, BusinessWest, August 20, 2019 More Massachusetts companies of all sizes are offering health insurance to their workers, but fewer employees are enrolling as costs accelerate, according to... READ MORE

Report - More businesses offering health plans

June 30, 2019     

BOSTON — More than two-thirds of Massachusetts businesses offered health plans to their employees, according to new data amid a national debate over the best way to expand health insurance...

BOSTON — More than two-thirds of Massachusetts businesses offered health plans to their employees, according to new data amid a national debate over the best way to expand health insurance... READ MORE

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

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