What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA has published a new preliminary update on hospital and health system financial performance for FY 2020. This report provides an update on profitability, liquidity, and solvency for hospitals with a fiscal year end date of June 30 or September 30, in addition to including the financial impact of COVID-19 on these hospitals.

  • CHIA released a quarterly update to its report on Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data. This interactive dashboard and summary provide timely patterns and trends on key inpatient utilization measures in the period leading up to and including the outbreak of COVID-19 (October 2019-December 2020).

  • CHIA has released its Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System. The report presents a calculation of the Commonwealth's Total Health Care Expenditures in comparison to the cost growth benchmark. The Annual Report also explores trends in other key cost, coverage, and quality indicators.

  • CHIA’s Massachusetts Hospital Profiles provide information on acute and non-acute hospitals over a five-year period through FY 19. These profiles enable comparison against statewide performance and peer cohorts for each measure. An interactive dashboard is also available, allowing users to filter results by individual hospital, hospital type, and health system.

  • 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.