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Frequent flyers account for 9.4% of ER visits - Report says average length of stay was 4.2 hours

September 17, 2021     

 AS STATE POLICYMAKERS seek ways to slow the growth in health care costs and improve access to care, a new report by the Center for Health Information and Analysis on...

 AS STATE POLICYMAKERS seek ways to slow the growth in health care costs and improve access to care, a new report by the Center for Health Information and Analysis on... READ MORE

State report: Over half of Mass. residents have unmet health-related social needs

June 30, 2021     

  A new state report has found more than half of Massachusetts residents have unmet health-related social needs.  The new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis used the 2019...

  A new state report has found more than half of Massachusetts residents have unmet health-related social needs.  The new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis used the 2019... READ MORE

New state dashboard puts health cost variances under scrutiny

June 30, 2021     

  The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has released its annual update of provider price variation in the Massachusetts commercial health insurance market.  The dashboard, which is available online, has...

  The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has released its annual update of provider price variation in the Massachusetts commercial health insurance market.  The dashboard, which is available online, has... READ MORE

Solutions to Health Care Price Variations Show Divide

June 29, 2021     

  Lawrence General Hospital receives around $100 from insurers for performing a chest X-ray, while Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital gets $180, Sen. Barry Finegold told his fellow lawmakers on Tuesday. "I ask...

  Lawrence General Hospital receives around $100 from insurers for performing a chest X-ray, while Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital gets $180, Sen. Barry Finegold told his fellow lawmakers on Tuesday. "I ask... READ MORE

CHIA Report: For Many, Having Health Insurance is Not Enough

April 29, 2021     

While Massachusetts ranks high among the states in terms of residents with health insurance, one in four insured residents here reported forgoing health care that they felt was needed due...

While Massachusetts ranks high among the states in terms of residents with health insurance, one in four insured residents here reported forgoing health care that they felt was needed due... READ MORE

Report: Mass. Health Care Costs Rose 4.3 Percent in 2019

March 25, 2021     

Hospitals Helped Drive Spending Total to $64.1 Billion .....Spending on health care in Massachusetts hit $64.1 billion in 2019, a 4.3 percent increase that exceeded a state cost-control target and...

Hospitals Helped Drive Spending Total to $64.1 Billion .....Spending on health care in Massachusetts hit $64.1 billion in 2019, a 4.3 percent increase that exceeded a state cost-control target and... READ MORE

MassHealth Enrollment Up, Private Insurance Down In Pandemic

November 24, 2020     

 The number of people with MassHealth as their primary health insurance grew by about 10% from March through September, a spike a state agency attributes largely to federal COVID-19 legislation.A monthly...

 The number of people with MassHealth as their primary health insurance grew by about 10% from March through September, a spike a state agency attributes largely to federal COVID-19 legislation.A monthly... READ MORE

Behavioral Health Comorbidities Linked with Higher Hospital Readmission Rates

November 06, 2020     

Research recently released by the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) suggests hospitalized patients with a behavioral health comorbidity are at an increased risk for readmission. In a study...

Research recently released by the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) suggests hospitalized patients with a behavioral health comorbidity are at an increased risk for readmission. In a study... READ MORE

Federal COVID funds boost flagging hospital revenue

October 16, 2020     

THE CENTER FOR HEALTH Information and Analysis released its monthly hospital financial performance data on Thursday, providing a picture of how hospitals fared through the first five months of the...

THE CENTER FOR HEALTH Information and Analysis released its monthly hospital financial performance data on Thursday, providing a picture of how hospitals fared through the first five months of the... READ MORE

MassHealth Enrollment Up More Than 5 Percent in Pandemic

September 23, 2020     

Enrollment in MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program, has spiked by about 63,000 people since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Massachusetts in March, but the overall number of people with...

Enrollment in MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program, has spiked by about 63,000 people since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Massachusetts in March, but the overall number of people with... READ MORE

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