What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • This issue of DataMatters focuses on primary care expenditures in Massachusetts.

    The “Data User Profile” section centers on a Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School publication, Neighborhood Poverty and Distance to Pediatric Hospital Care, and their research using CHIA’s Case Mix data.

  • CHIA has published the results from the Quality Measure Catalog survey.

    This survey assesses payer adherence to a set of high-priority quality measures recommended for global budget-based risk contracts by the EOHHS Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce.

  • CHIA has released its first-ever report on pediatric all-payer readmissions in the Commonwealth.

    This report presents pediatric readmissions rates by patient demographics, payer type, and diagnoses.

  • CHIA has published its latest report on primary care spending in Massachusetts.

    This report offers policymakers and industry leaders valuable data to track investments in these essential services.

  • CHIA is currently contacting some participants from the MHIS 2023 for follow-up questions.

    If you received an email asking for your participation, please go to the link provided in the email.

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.