This Monday, November 5, 2012, the next phase of Massachusetts health care reform (Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012) goes into effect, dissolving the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP). Beginning on Monday, a new, independent state agency—the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA)—will assume many of DHCFP’s responsibilities. CHIA will also take on new roles in support of its mission to examine health care cost and quality information and provide objective data and analysis to assist in the formulation of health care policy.
Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Auditor Suzanne Bump have selected Áron Boros to serve as the first Executive Director of the Center for Health Information and Analysis. Commissioner Boros currently serves as DHCFP’s agency head.
With the launch of CHIA on November 5, all DHCFP web content will move to the new agency's website, where it will continue to serve as a resource for health care data and analyses, reports, regulations, and more. As of this date, you can begin using the new web address, which presently will bring you to DHCFP's website and which beginning November 5 will bring you to CHIA's home page: www.mass.gov/chia. Please note that once the new website is launched, you will need to navigate to your preferred web pages to update your Favorites and Bookmarks.
We appreciate your patience during this transition and look forward to working with you to further the Commonwealth’s efforts to lower health care costs and make quality, affordable care a reality for all Massachusetts residents. Thank you.