This single page contains a library of all CHIA publications. There is also a link to older Division of Health Care Finance and Policy material.
This section of the CHIA website contains links to both learn about and to request CHIA health system data. CHIA health system data includes:
- The All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)
- Acute Hospital Case Mix Databases
- Massachusetts Hospital Financial Performance information, and
- Various additional health care information and databases.
The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) monitors are a wide variety of health care indicators in Massachusetts. These indicators include:
Total Medical Expenses (TME): TME represents the full amount paid to providers for health care services delivered to a payer’s covered member population (payer and member cost–sharing payments combined).
Relative Price (RP): Relative price is a calculated measure that compares different provider prices within a payer’s network for a standard mix of health care services and insurance products.
Alternative Payment Methods (APM): APM refers to methods of payment that are not solely based on fee-for-service reimbursements. Alternative payment methods include global payments, bundled payments, capitation payments, and other non-fee-for-service based payments.
For additional CHIA publications on utilization, quality, and access, please see our complete list of publications.
The annual health care cost trends hearing is a public examination into the drivers of health care costs as well as the engagement of experts and witnesses to identify particular challenges and opportunities within the Commonwealth's health care system.