Annual Cost Trends Report

The 2015 Cost Trends Report makes thirteen recommendations and commitments to advance Massachusetts’ health care reforms and improve health care in the Commonwealth. These recommendations require action by health insurers, providers, employers, policymakers, and other state agencies, and lay the foundation for continued development of an integrated, patient-centered health care system that promotes value.

Chartbook

Click here to see documents related to prior Cost Trends Reports.


Reports Related to the All Payer Claims Database

In partnership with CHIA, HPC staff have examined trends in commercial medical spending using data from the APCD. Some salient results appear in the supplement to the HPC’s 2013 Cost Trends Report. In addition, the HPC and CHIA are jointly publishing additional results on topics such as overall spending trends and spending by category of service, type of episode, and region in an Almanac. A chartpack highlights the most important trends in a graphical manner, while a databook offers additional results in a machine-readable format, enabling others to re-analyze this data for their own purposes.

These materials enhance our understanding of the Massachusetts health care market and demonstrate our commitment to transparency and ongoing collaboration with other state agencies.