• CHIA Publications

    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.

  • CHIA Data Resources

    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.
  • Information on the Massachusetts Health Care System

    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.

  • Health Care Cost Trends

    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.