What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • Read the latest research notes on health care affordability issues that Massachusetts residents face despite high rates of health insurance coverage. The latest installments explore high family spending on care and affordability issues for privately insured residents with high deductible health plans.

  • The Massachusetts Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data report presents key measures of inpatient utilization overall and by hospital, patient, and discharge characteristics for FFY 2016-2019. This report marks the first in a new series providing analyses and trends from CHIA’s Acute Hospital Case Mix Database.

  • CHIA's Monthly Enrollment Monitoring summary provides rapid insight into the impact of COVID-19 on insurance coverage in Massachusetts. This publication includes enrollment figures from March 2019 through November 2020, offering researchers and policymakers with information on the Commonwealth’s health insurance market.

  • CHIA has published its latest quarterly acute hospital and health system financial performance report with data through June 30, 2020. This report provides a quarterly update on profitability, liquidity, and solvency for the fiscal year-to-date period. This report has additionally been expanded to include the financial impact of COVID-19 on hospitals.

  • 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.