What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • A new series of research notes explores health care affordability issues that MA residents face despite high rates of health insurance coverage in the Commonwealth. Read the first installment now: Unexpected Medical Bills are a Challenge for Many and Problems Paying Family Medical Bills are a Burden for Some.

  • CHIA is excited to release its report on Massachusetts Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, presenting key measures of inpatient utilization overall and by hospital, patient, and discharge characteristics for FFY 2016-2019. The report marks the first in a new series providing analyses and trends from CHIA’s Acute Hospital Case Mix Database.

  • CHIA has released its latest Monthly Enrollment Monitoring summary, offering rapid insight into the impact of COVID-19 on insurance coverage in the Commonwealth. This publication includes enrollment figures from March 2019 through November 2020, providing researchers and policymakers with information on the Commonwealth’s health insurance market.

  • CHIA has published its latest quarterly acute hospital and health system financial performance report with data through June 30, 2020. This report provides a quarterly update on profitability, liquidity, and solvency for the fiscal year-to-date period. This report has additionally been expanded to include the financial impact of COVID-19 on hospitals.

  • CHIA is currently maintaining a remote workplace. Although we have temporarily closed our physical office, CHIA is continuing our operations. You can still connect with us during regular business hours, 8:45 - 5:00, Monday through Friday. Stay safe and be well!

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.