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Massachusetts' biggest hospitals are also the most expensive, CHIA report finds - Boston Business Journal

August 17, 2023     

Hospital executives recognize how much more expensive it is to care for patients in academic medical centers, and are making efforts to keep patients local. It's significantly more expensive to receive...

Hospital executives recognize how much more expensive it is to care for patients in academic medical centers, and are making efforts to keep patients local. It's significantly more expensive to receive... READ MORE

Rising Costs Ripple Through Health Care Landscape - State House News Service

August 16, 2023     

Growing Premiums At Heart Of "Unaffordable Medical Inflation"   STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 16, 2023.....The net worth of health insurance plans in Massachusetts swelled during the pandemic years, as ratepayer premiums...

Growing Premiums At Heart Of "Unaffordable Medical Inflation"   STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 16, 2023.....The net worth of health insurance plans in Massachusetts swelled during the pandemic years, as ratepayer premiums... READ MORE

State to give hospitals $180 million in latest COVID relief - The Boston Globe

August 03, 2023     

The state’s most vulnerable hospitals are about to get an infusion of cash, thanks to a supplemental budget bill that Gov. Maura Healey signed this week.  Legislators said the hospital funding,...

The state’s most vulnerable hospitals are about to get an infusion of cash, thanks to a supplemental budget bill that Gov. Maura Healey signed this week.  Legislators said the hospital funding,... READ MORE

Tufts Medicine has limited time to improve its financial picture - The Boston Globe

July 19, 2023     

Tufts Medical Center.  In a state dominated by health care giants, Tufts Medicine has struggled to compete. Amid operating losses, it announced the elimination of more than 200 positions earlier this year.   Now,...

Tufts Medical Center.  In a state dominated by health care giants, Tufts Medicine has struggled to compete. Amid operating losses, it announced the elimination of more than 200 positions earlier this year.   Now,... READ MORE

Lawmakers eye reforms to Health Policy Commission oversight - Boston Business Journal

April 04, 2023     

  More than 10 years after the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission was established with the goal of reigning in excessive cost growth in the state’s health care industry, some lawmakers say...

  More than 10 years after the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission was established with the goal of reigning in excessive cost growth in the state’s health care industry, some lawmakers say... READ MORE

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