What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • The final research notes in our new series explore health care affordability issues that Massachusetts residents face despite high rates of health insurance coverage in the Commonwealth. The latest installment explores medical debt and unmet health care needs due to cost.

  • CHIA has released its latest Monthly Enrollment Monitoring summary, offering rapid insight into the impact of COVID-19 on insurance coverage in the Commonwealth. This publication includes enrollment figures from March 2019 through February 2021, providing researchers and policymakers with information on the Commonwealth’s health insurance market.

  • 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 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 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.