Payer Data Reporting: Total Medical Expenses (TME) and Alternative Payment Methods (APM)

Report Resources

Submission Deadlines
for 2020

Data Files
 September 16, 2020
  •  CY 2018 Final TME-APM
  •  CY 2019 Preliminary TME-APM


M.G.L. c. 12C, § 10 requires the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) to collect certain information from both private and public health care payers in the Commonwealth. Payers must submit data annually in accordance with regulation 957 CMR 2.00.  This regulation governs the methodology and filing requirements for health care payers to calculate and report:

  • Health Status Adjusted Total Medical Expenses (TME)

  • Alternative Payment Methods (APM)



CHIA Submissions for 2020 Reporting

All TME-APM data will be submitted by using a pre-formatted Excel temple. Reports are required to be submitted through, CHIA’s web-based transaction service. For more information on this transaction service, please see CHIA Submissions and INET Questions and Answers. Please refer to the CHIA Submissions User Guide for information specific to TME and APM reporting.

Filing Application

For more information on filing deadlines and regulatory guidance, please refer to Regulation 957 CMR 2.00 (Payer Data Reporting) and the latest Administrative Bulletins.


For questions specifically related to payer data reporting, please email Erin.Bonney@State.MA.US.