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Report: Mass. physician organizations lose money as hospitals see profits

August 31, 2017     

Though most Massachusetts hospitals may have reported positive margins in fiscal 2016, 37 of the state's 43 physician organizations — which employ the doctors and are run by physicians rather...

Though most Massachusetts hospitals may have reported positive margins in fiscal 2016, 37 of the state's 43 physician organizations — which employ the doctors and are run by physicians rather... READ MORE

Report examines insurance hurdles facing lower-wage workers

August 17, 2017     

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service via The Lowell Sun BOSTON -- Workers at lower-wage companies are less likely to be enrolled in health insurance through their employer than their...

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service via The Lowell Sun BOSTON -- Workers at lower-wage companies are less likely to be enrolled in health insurance through their employer than their... READ MORE

Survey - 65 percent of Massachusetts firms offer insurance

March 31, 2017     

Associated Press via WWLP.  Published: March 31, 2017, 4:36 am BOSTON (AP) — A new report finds that nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts employers offer health insurance to their workers, a...

Associated Press via WWLP.  Published: March 31, 2017, 4:36 am BOSTON (AP) — A new report finds that nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts employers offer health insurance to their workers, a... READ MORE

Mass. health insurance take-up rate lower than national average

March 30, 2017     

By Michael Norton, State House News Service via MassLive.com , March 30, 2017 at 3:46 PM Compared to their national counterparts, more Massachusetts employers offer health insurance but fewer employees here...

By Michael Norton, State House News Service via MassLive.com , March 30, 2017 at 3:46 PM Compared to their national counterparts, more Massachusetts employers offer health insurance but fewer employees here... READ MORE

A revolving door at Mass. hospitals

October 11, 2016     

A state analysis of readmissions among all patients, not just those on Medicare, found that rates in Massachusetts barely budged between 2012 and 2014. That could be because providers are...

A state analysis of readmissions among all patients, not just those on Medicare, found that rates in Massachusetts barely budged between 2012 and 2014. That could be because providers are... READ MORE

State revises 2015 health spending higher on Harvard Pilgrim error

October 07, 2016     

The revision came after Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the state’s largest insurers, noticed errors in the figures it submitted to the information center. The insurer erroneously left out...

The revision came after Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the state’s largest insurers, noticed errors in the figures it submitted to the information center. The insurer erroneously left out... READ MORE

Mass. makes progress in containing health care spending

September 07, 2016     

The growth of health care spending moderated in Massachusetts last year, the state reported Wednesday, a sign that its ground-breaking experiment to rein in medical costs is making tentative progress. Outlays...

The growth of health care spending moderated in Massachusetts last year, the state reported Wednesday, a sign that its ground-breaking experiment to rein in medical costs is making tentative progress. Outlays... READ MORE

Report: Health care costs top benchmark in Massachusetts

September 07, 2016     

An analysis is a mixed bag for consumers struggling to keep up with premiums and out-of-pocket costs. BOSTON — Health care expenses totaled $57 billion in Massachusetts last year and the...

An analysis is a mixed bag for consumers struggling to keep up with premiums and out-of-pocket costs. BOSTON — Health care expenses totaled $57 billion in Massachusetts last year and the... READ MORE

Mass. health care costs rose 3.9% in 2015

September 07, 2016     

Spending on health care in Massachusetts rose to $57.2 billion in 2015, growing more slowly than in 2014 but for the second straight year outpacing the benchmark set under a...

Spending on health care in Massachusetts rose to $57.2 billion in 2015, growing more slowly than in 2014 but for the second straight year outpacing the benchmark set under a... READ MORE

Mass. hospitals in decent fiscal health

August 25, 2016     

Most Massachusetts hospitals were profitable last year, even as they faced pressures to control expenses and become more efficient in a fast-changing health care market. A report set to be issued...

Most Massachusetts hospitals were profitable last year, even as they faced pressures to control expenses and become more efficient in a fast-changing health care market. A report set to be issued... READ MORE

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