The APCD is comprised of medical, pharmacy, and dental claims, as well as information about member eligibility, benefit design, and providers for all payers covering Massachusetts residents. The APCD streamlines required data submissions for payers and also affords a deep understanding of the Massachusetts health care system by providing access to timely, comprehensive, and detailed data. The recently released APCD will be an essential tool to improve quality, reducing costs, and promote transparency.
The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) collects patient-level data for Massachusetts acute care hospital inpatients, observation patients, and emergency room patients to support CHIA's analyses of such issues as preventable hospitalizations, hospital market analysis, alternative care settings, the patient care continuum, and comparative costs and outcomes in acute care hospitals.
The Hospital Financial Performance section includes annual and quarterly reports with aggregate data and individual hospital fact sheets for Massachusetts hospitals, as well as Disproportionate Share Hospitals designations.
- The Hospital and Community Health Center Cost Report Databases section includes an overview of the Hospital Cost Report and Community Health Center Cost Report databases.
- Information about Massachusetts hospitals, including services and location
Previously, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, the predecessor to CHIA, published the Hospital Summary Utilization Data Files (HSUDF). These summary files were based on the following datasets – hospital discharge, outpatient observation visit, Emergency Department visit and 403 Cost Reports. Release of these summary data files has been discontinued. Files for FY 2005-FY 2010 are available from CHIA upon request by contacting the Center's public records office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Long Term Care Databases section contains information about nursing home and rest home cost reports; patient day and final rate listing files; and the provider history file.
- See information about Massachusetts hospitals, including their services and general information, by using a variety of online clickable maps
- The Center is required under M.G.L. c. 12C to collect and report on Health Status Adjusted Total Medical Expenses (TME), Relative Prices (RP), Alternative Payment Methods (APM), and Provider Payment Methods (PPM). Regulation 957 CMR 2.00 governs the methodology and filing requirements for health care payers to calculate and report TME, RP, APM, and PPM data pursuant to M.G.L. c. 12C.