What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA has released summary results from a statewide health benefits survey of Massachusetts employers.

    The 2021 Massachusetts Employer Survey (MES) provides a valuable lens on the employer health insurance market, including information on employer health insurance offerings, employee take-up rates, cost-sharing, plan characteristics, and employer decision making.

  • CHIA has published our May 2022 issue of DataMatters. This issue focuses on the relationship between where we live and our ability to access timely, affordable, and high-quality health care.

    DataMatters also includes a rundown of all CHIA’s latest publications and data releases and upcoming events and meetings of interest to the health data community. New to this issue, we’ve highlighted some of the new open positions at CHIA.

  • CHIA's new preliminary update on hospital and health system financial performance for FY 2021 provides an update on profitability, liquidity, and solvency for hospitals and health systems with a fiscal year end date of June 30 or September 30.

    CHIA reports both annually and quarterly on the performance of the Commonwealth’s acute care hospitals, associated hospital health systems, and affiliated physician organizations.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • CHIA published a new report in its series on health care equity in Massachusetts.  

    Health Insurance Coverage and Care in Massachusetts: A Baseline Assessment of Gaps by Geographic Region provides a baseline assessment of gaps in health insurance coverage, access, utilization, and affordability across eight regions in the Commonwealth.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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.