Listening Session on Defining Primary Care and Behavioral Health Care Expenditures

DATE : January 28, 2020

On February 12th the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) will hold a listening session to solicit public comments and feedback on proposed updates to CHIA's data specifications to better measure primary care and behavioral health spending in the Commonwealth.
This proposal aims to reflect the emerging interest in Massachusetts to measure these spending categories and is consistent with CHIA's mission to create and curate data assets that support evidence based policy making and program oversight. Details on the draft data specifications can be found here.
It is important to note that the proposed updates to the data specifications are not intended to fulfill any specific initiative or legislative proposal but will provide a foundational data set that can be leveraged and adapted to support future initiatives and policies related to primary care and behavioral health.
The listening session and call-in information:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:30 AM
In-person: The Center for Health Information and Analysis
501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100
Boston, MA 02116

(This event is in the past)


The listening session will focus on the following topics related to the draft data specifications:

  • Review proposed measurement approach
  • Solicit feedback from stakeholders about existing approaches to classifying provider and service types
  • Discuss timing considerations


CHIA encourages all interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed data specifications to the following email address: The deadline for comment submissions is February 28, 2020.
We look forward to hearing your feedback and welcome any questions you may have. Additional information is available on the CHIA website at