What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • In the November edition, read about CHIA’s Total Medical Expenses (TME) data and how it's used as part of the state’s annual cost growth benchmarking process.

    You can also read how the Division of Insurance (DOI) uses CHIA's APCD data to increase its speed and efficiency in ensuring the financial solvency of the companies it regulates.

  • The FY 2020 Annual Massachusetts Acute Hospital and Health System Financial Performance Report uses metrics of profitability, liquidity, and solvency to examine the financial impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts hospitals.

    This publication also includes a five-year trend individual hospital financial analysis dashboard.

  • The first statewide report on Emergency Department utilization from the Case Mix database, Massachusetts Acute Care Hospital Emergency Department Data FFY 2016-2019 presents key measures of overall utilization and also by hospital, patient, and visit characteristics.

    CHIA has published a parallel report on inpatient visits and is currently developing a report on outpatient observation visits in the Commonwealth.










  • Relative Price (RP) facilitates comparison of average provider prices, accounting for differences in patient acuity, the types of services providers deliver to patients, and the different insurance product types that payers offer to their members.

    CHIA's latest report on RP includes an interactive dashboard with provider-specific and payer-specific results.

  • 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.