What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • CHIA's Monthly Enrollment Monitoring summary offers insights into the impact of COVID-19 on health insurance coverage in Massachusetts. This issue contains a full year of data since the beginning of the pandemic.

    This publication provides researchers and policymakers with important information on the Commonwealth’s health insurance market.

  • Read CHIA's May issue of DataMatters. This newsletter highlights the factual foundation for health policy in Massachusetts.

    In this issue, CHIA looks at Total Health Care Expenditures, out-of-pocket prescription drug spending, and recaps all of our recent reporting and research.



  • CHIA is currently fielding the Massachusetts Employer Survey (MES), a survey of employers that tracks and monitors health insurance offerings, employee take-up rates, plan characteristics, cost-sharing and employer decision making. Invited employers can complete the survey here.

    Learn more about the survey and CHIA’s research….


  • CHIA's preliminary update on hospital and health system financial performance provides an update on profitability, liquidity, and solvency for hospitals with a fiscal year end date of June 30 or September 30, including the financial impact of COVID-19 on those hospitals.

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

  • The Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System calculates the Commonwealth's Total Health Care Expenditures in comparison to the cost growth benchmark.

    This comprehensive report also explores trends in other key health care cost, coverage, and quality indicators.


  • 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.