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Center for Health Information and Analysis Website
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.
Please be advised: CHIA is the successor agency to the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. All content previously found on the Division’s website has been transferred here. Please update your Favorites and Bookmarks to reflect the new address.
Massachusetts Total Medical Expenses: Results from 2011
Total medical expenses (TME) is a measure of the total cost of providing care on a per member basis. This report evaluates TME in 2011 for major commercial payers' member populations, for physician groups that manage a panel of patients, and in various Massachusetts regions.
Please note: CHIA has been notified by a Massachusetts payer of a significant error in the data submitted to the Center and included in the CY 2011 TME Report. The error is expected to have a material impact on the reported statewide TME, regional TME, and the individual payer’s TME. As a consequence, CHIA has removed the CY 2011 TME Report from the website. We anticipate reissuing the report after receiving corrected data.
The Center for Health Information and Analysis is committed to reporting high quality and accurate data. CHIA has robust Quality Assurance processes in place for each report, which include validation certification by the entities that submit data to CHIA.
For more information on the data validation process for Total Medical Expenses and Relative Prices, please click here.
Implementing Health Care Cost Containment in Massachusetts
On August 6, 2012, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched the next phase of health care reform, signing legislation that builds on the Commonwealth's nation-leading access to care through landmark measures that will lower costs and make quality, affordable care a reality for all Massachusetts residents. Please take some time to review the website that outlines information on the law, notice of upcoming events and a single portal for connecting with other health care related state agencies, authorities and commissions.