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Our mission is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes.

Link to Massachusetts Employer Survey (MES)

Center for Health Information and Analysis Releases Results from the 2014 Massachusetts Employer Survey 

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) published results from the 2014 Massachusetts Employer Survey (MES). The survey captures employer insurance offerings, employee take-up rates and contribution amounts.  Providing an early look at the post-ACA insurance market, the survey was conducted from January to April 2014. The 2014 MES found that Massachusetts employer offer rate continues to exceed the national average (76% vs. 55%), more employers offered High Deductible Health Plans, and that between 2005 and 2014 Massachusetts experienced slower premium growth than the nation.

Additional information about the 2014 MES, including a Chart Book, Field Report, Technical Notes, Data Book, and Survey Questionnaire.

Link to further relative price information information

Provider Price Variation for Mammography Services

This brief examines the provider payment and utilization variation on screening and diagnostic mammography procedures.  The data source of this analysis is based on the CY2012 paid claims for Massachusetts commercially insured members of the top 3 payers (BCBS, Tufts, & HPHC) from the Massachusetts All-Payer Claims Database (MA APCD).