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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

Report finds uneven distribution of federal, state aid for Mass. hospitals

August 06, 2020     

A report released Thursday morning by the Center for Health Information and Analysis shows that despite federal and state aid, many Massachusetts hospitals will face a long road to recovery...

A report released Thursday morning by the Center for Health Information and Analysis shows that despite federal and state aid, many Massachusetts hospitals will face a long road to recovery... READ MORE

For Mass. pharmacies, the largest amount of drug spending came from anti-inflammatory medicine, study suggests

February 13, 2020     

Thursday, February 13, 2020 via MassLive Media -  The majority of prescription drug spending for pharmacies between 2015 and 2017 went to medications treating inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular illnesses, asthma and other...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 via MassLive Media -  The majority of prescription drug spending for pharmacies between 2015 and 2017 went to medications treating inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular illnesses, asthma and other... READ MORE

Hospital readmission rates in Massachusetts stayed steady last year

December 18, 2019     

A new report finds that the rate of readmissions to Massachusetts hospitals has not changed over the last two years. The annual report released Wednesday by the Center for Health Information...

A new report finds that the rate of readmissions to Massachusetts hospitals has not changed over the last two years. The annual report released Wednesday by the Center for Health Information... READ MORE

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