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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

Report offers snapshot of Mass. health insurance

July 29, 2016     

MassHealth and Medicare each provided primary health insurance coverage for more than 1 million Massachusetts residents from December 2013 to March 2016, while around 4 million Bay Staters were covered...

MassHealth and Medicare each provided primary health insurance coverage for more than 1 million Massachusetts residents from December 2013 to March 2016, while around 4 million Bay Staters were covered... READ MORE

Costly unplanned hospital readmissions remain problem

February 24, 2016     

BOSTON -- Unplanned patient readmissions to hospitals, which drive up health-care costs because they are often preventable, remain a problem in Massachusetts, where 78 percent of hospitals face federal penalties...

BOSTON -- Unplanned patient readmissions to hospitals, which drive up health-care costs because they are often preventable, remain a problem in Massachusetts, where 78 percent of hospitals face federal penalties... READ MORE

1 In 6 Mass. Residents Put Off Health Care This Year To Avoid Costs, Survey Finds

December 15, 2015     

BOSTON  - A new survey of Massachusetts residents finds that about one in six did not get health care they said they needed in 2015 because of the cost. The survey from...

BOSTON  - A new survey of Massachusetts residents finds that about one in six did not get health care they said they needed in 2015 because of the cost. The survey from... READ MORE

Mass. health care spending exceeded benchmark under 2012 law

September 02, 2015     

BOSTON (State House News Service) – Spending on health care in Massachusetts climbed to $54 billion in 2014, according to a new report, significantly outpacing both state economic growth and...

BOSTON (State House News Service) – Spending on health care in Massachusetts climbed to $54 billion in 2014, according to a new report, significantly outpacing both state economic growth and... READ MORE

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