The Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System includes a final calculation of Total Health Care Expenditures (THCE) for 2020. THCE is a measure of total statewide health care spending in the Commonwealth.
You can use an interactive graphic to view CHIA's analysis of the cost drivers of total health care expenditures in the Commonwealth. The components, or payers of health care services, are outlined on the left side of the graphic and the categories of health care services are outlined on the right.
To learn more about Total Health Care Expenditures and CHIA's analysis of COVID-era data, please watch the short video "Examining Health Care Spending in Massachusetts" on the right of this page.
The Annual Report includes information from public and private sources related to specific health care expenditures for Massachusetts residents and examines adoption of alternative payment methods (APMs); commercial and public insurance enrollment, premium, and cost-sharing trends; as well as quality of care in the Commonwealth compared to national performance. The report also contains new sections examining trends in provider and health system finances and utilization throughout the first year of the pandemic.
Findings from the report will be presented at the Health Policy Commission’s Hearing on the 2023 Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark. The annual public hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2022, solicits data, information, and feedback from market participants, stakeholders, and other interested parties regarding whether modification of the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark for calendar year 2023 is necessary. Members of the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, led by Senate Chair Cindy Friedman and House Chair John Lawn Jr., will co-host the hearing alongside the HPC’s Board. The hearing will be livestreamed on the HPC’s YouTube channel.
Please hover over each icon in the graphic below for more information. Each dot represents one percent of THCE.