What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA recently published a new report as part of its health care equity series.

    Hospital Utilization in Massachusetts: An Assessment by Race & Ethnicity looks at the differences in acute care utilization including inpatient discharges and emergency visits.

  • Relative Price (RP) facilitates comparison of average provider prices while accounting for differences in patient acuity, service types, and different insurance products.

    CHIA's latest report includes an interactive dashboard enabling exploration into relative prices for Massachusetts hospitals and physician groups.

  • CHIA's Emergency Department Dashboard presents key information about emergency departments in the Commonwealth.

    The customizable dashboard features information about the most common diagnoses as well as visits associated with behavioral health.

  • Hospital Profiles provide information on the services, payer mix, utilization trends and financial performance for the acute and non-acute hospitals in the Commonwealth.

    The online dashboard lets users create customized data by both individual hospital and hospital health system.

  • Two things distinguish CHIA in the pursuit of improving the Massachusetts health care system: our public-interest perspective, and our unique data sets.

    The July 2023 issue of DataMatters highlights data sets used to produce hospital financial performance reports and hospital and health system profiles.

Link to CHIA's COVID-19 Data and Analysis

In order to give insight into COVID-19's impact on the Massachusetts health care system, CHIA has begun implementing two new additional health care information and analysis initiatives.

CHIA's new monthly hospital and health system financial performance reporting offers current acute care hospital financial metrics including total margins, operating revenue and expenses, and the impact of federal COVID-19 Relief Funds. Additionally, CHIA’s new monthly enrollment summaries measure the impact of the pandemic on insurance coverage in the Commonwealth including private commercial plans, MassHealth, and Medicare.