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CHIA adds behavioral health data to annual report on state healthcare performance

March 14, 2023     

For the first time ever, the Center for Health Information and Analysis has included sections on behavioral health in its Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care...

For the first time ever, the Center for Health Information and Analysis has included sections on behavioral health in its Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care... READ MORE

Health Care Spending Surge Comes At “Time Of Disruption” - The State House News Service

March 13, 2023     

 CHIA Reports Per Capita Expenditure Neared $10,000 In 2021 .....A new report estimates that per capita health care expenditures in Massachusetts shot up 9 percent in 2021 after having dropped 2.3...

 CHIA Reports Per Capita Expenditure Neared $10,000 In 2021 .....A new report estimates that per capita health care expenditures in Massachusetts shot up 9 percent in 2021 after having dropped 2.3... READ MORE

Why you can’t get in to see your primary care doctor. ‘It’s almost frightening.’

February 06, 2023     

A wave of retirements, growing patient demand, and changing patterns of well visits are behind the crunch. Dr. Chris Garofalo said his patients often have trouble getting in to see specialists...

A wave of retirements, growing patient demand, and changing patterns of well visits are behind the crunch. Dr. Chris Garofalo said his patients often have trouble getting in to see specialists... READ MORE

Dashboard Highlights Health Care Access Woes

January 25, 2023     

New Data Sheds Light On Trends In Primary Care         JAN. 25, 2023.....More than a third of Massachusetts residents experienced difficulty accessing necessary health care in 2021, a growing share as...

New Data Sheds Light On Trends In Primary Care         JAN. 25, 2023.....More than a third of Massachusetts residents experienced difficulty accessing necessary health care in 2021, a growing share as... READ MORE

CHIA: Black, Hispanic people in Mass. far more likely to visit the ER - Boston Business Journal

December 01, 2022     

A new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis found that Hispanic people and Black people are significantly more likely to visit the emergency department for non-emergency care.   Compared...

A new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis found that Hispanic people and Black people are significantly more likely to visit the emergency department for non-emergency care.   Compared... READ MORE

New survey reveals stark racial disparities among those who rely on ERs for health care

November 30, 2022     

Black and Hispanic residents were far more likely than white residents to visit hospital emergency departments for care, even before the pandemic, according to a new state analysis released Wednesday.  The...

Black and Hispanic residents were far more likely than white residents to visit hospital emergency departments for care, even before the pandemic, according to a new state analysis released Wednesday.  The... READ MORE

How States Are Holding Payers And Providers Accountable For Health Cost Growth | Health Affairs

November 01, 2022     

State policy makers have long searched for effective strategies to control health care costs. Since the 1970s, health spending growth has consistently exceeded growth in the gross domestic product. The...

State policy makers have long searched for effective strategies to control health care costs. Since the 1970s, health spending growth has consistently exceeded growth in the gross domestic product. The... READ MORE

How much is Massachusetts spending on primary, behavioral health care?

September 20, 2022     

ONE OF GOV. Charlie Baker’s biggest initiatives that he attempted, but failed, to pass would have reoriented health care spending so a greater portion of health care spending went toward...

ONE OF GOV. Charlie Baker’s biggest initiatives that he attempted, but failed, to pass would have reoriented health care spending so a greater portion of health care spending went toward... READ MORE

41% of Massachusetts families struggle to afford health care

July 20, 2022     

While the vast majority have insurance, many let health care needs go unmet, a new survey shows. Many Massachusetts families are letting health care needs go unmet as they struggle with...

While the vast majority have insurance, many let health care needs go unmet, a new survey shows. Many Massachusetts families are letting health care needs go unmet as they struggle with... READ MORE

Report Documents COVID Strain On Hospitals In Early 2022

July 05, 2022     

 Restricted during the Omicron wave of COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, hospitals continued to show signs of financial distress two years into the pandemic with the latest data...

 Restricted during the Omicron wave of COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, hospitals continued to show signs of financial distress two years into the pandemic with the latest data... READ MORE