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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

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

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