All applications for APCD and Case Mix data must be submitted on IRBNet.  Applications submitted via email will no longer be accepted and all application files available on this website are for informational purposes only.  To submit an application via IRBNet, create an account, log-in to IRBNet, and affiliate with the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (listed as MA CHIA APCD Data Release Committee).  All of the application documents are available for download in the IRBNet Document Library.  Applications must still be submitted to CHIA by the end of month in order to be reviewed the following month.  If you have any questions on the application process, please email them to apcd.data@state.ma.us.


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Applications Received and Comments

Below are the applications for Case Mix data. All applications for Case Mix data may be reviewed and commented upon.

Casemix Applications for 2014

Applicant / Application (Status)
Project Title /
Study Name
Date of Posting
Level
Comment
Benjamin Rogers, BayState Health (PDF) pdf format of rogers-bay-state-health.pdf
file size 1MB | Word *Strategic Planning and Business Development Analytics with CHIA De-Identified Inpatient and Outpatient ED DataNovember 10, 2014Level 3Comment period has ended
April Rowe, Yale New Haven Hospital (PDF) pdf format of rowe-yale.pdf
file size 1MB | Word *Outmigration DischargesOct. 10, 2014Level 2Comment period has ended
David Smith, MHSA, Massachusetts Hospital Association (PDF) pdf format of smith-mha.pdf
| Word doc format of smith-mha.doc
Tracking Aggregate Potentially Preventable Readmission Trends in Massachusetts Acute Care HospitalsOct. 10, 2014Level 5Comment period has ended
Chrysalyne Schmults, MD, MSCE, Brigham and Women's Hospital (PDF) pdf format of schmults-bwh.pdf
file size 1MB | Word *Skin Cancer Expenditure and Equity AnalysisOct. 10, 2014Level 5Comment period has ended
Holli Boetcher -- Optum (PDF) pdf format of boetcher-and-anderson-optum.pdf
file size 1MB | Word doc format of boetcher-and-anderson-optum.doc
file size 3MBHospital Benchmarking and AnalysisAugust 15, 2014Level 1Comment period has ended
Brian Kelley -- MA Health Data Consortium (PDF) pdf format of kelley-ma-health-data-consortium.pdf
file size 1MB | Word doc format of kelley-ma-health-data-consortium.doc
file size 4MBInpatient, ED and Observation Data 2013August 15, 2014Level 4Comment period has ended
Michael McManus -- Childrens Hospital Boston (PDF) pdf format of mcmanus-childrens-hospital-boston.pdf
file size 1MB | Word doc format of mcmanus-childrens-hospital-boston.doc
file size 4MBUnderstanding Pediatric Care Trends in Massachusetts Between 2002 and 2013August 15, 2014Level 2Comment period has ended
Joanne Sarachine -- DataBay Resources (PDF) pdf format of sarachine-databay-resources.pdf
file size 1MB | Word doc format of sarachine-databay-resources.doc
file size 2MBCase Mix Data FY2013 for DataBayAugust 15, 2014Level 2Comment period has ended
Meredith Rosenthal, PhD -- Harvard School of Public Health (PDF) pdf format of rosenthal-harvard.pdf
file size 2MB | Word *Will the Academic Innovations Collaborative Increase the Value of Primary Care and Improve Providers' and Trainees' Experiences?May 12, 2014Level 2Comment period has ended
Lisa M. Lines, MPH and PhD Candidate and Arlene Ash, PhD -- University of Massachusetts Medical School (PDF) pdf format of lines-ash-umass.pdf
file size 1MB | WordOutpatient Emergency Department Utilization: Prevalence, Predictive Models, and Performance MeasuresMay 12, 2014Level 5Comment period has ended
Elmer Freeman, MSW and Nancy Carpenter, MPH -- Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (PDF) pdf format of freeman-cchers.pdf
file size 1MB | Word doc format of freeman-cchers.doc
file size 6MBSchool-Based Health Centers Avoid Unnecessary Emergency Department UseMay 12, 2014Level 1Comment period has ended
Lisa Whittemore and John Dawson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. (BCBSMA) (PDF) pdf format of 2014-04-14-whittemore-ahrq-bcbsma.pdf
file size 1MB | Word *AHRQ Measure (Amendment)April 14, 2014Level 5Comment period has ended
Eric Roberts, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (PDF) pdf format of eric-roberts-johns-hopkins.pdf
| Word docx format of eric-roberts-johns-hopkins.docx
Do Commercial MCO's Influence Physicians' Incentives to Accept Medicaid Patients?February 18, 2014Level 1Comment period has ended

Casemix Applications for 2013

Applicant / Application (Status)
Project Title /
Study Name
Date of Posting
Level
Comment
Jon Chilingerian, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Services Management; Director of the Ph.D. Program in Health Services Research; Director of the Tufts School of Medicine-Brandeis University MD-MBA Program (PDF) pdf format of 2013-12-09-brandeis-chilingerian.pdf
| Word doc format of 2013-12-09-brandeis-chilingerian.doc
Being Better Than Average: Benchmarking Efficiency-Quality to Achieve Clinical Excellence in Massachusetts HospitalsDecember 9, 2013Level 1Comment period
has ended
Mike Cirillo, Quality Assurance Engineer, Comparion Medical Analytics, Inc. (PDF) pdf format of 2013-12-09-comparion-cirillo.pdf
| Word doc format of 2013-12-09-comparion-cirillo.doc
This data will be used to support Comparion Medical Analytics's Healthcare Operations in creating products and tools that measure utilization and quality.December 9, 2013Level 1Comment period
has ended

April Rowe, Data Analyst, Yale New Haven Hospital (PDF) pdf format of 2013.11.12 - Rowe - YNHH - website.pdf
| Word docx format of 2013.11.12 - Rowe - YNHH - website.docx

Outmigration DischargesNovember 12, 2013Level 1Comment period
has ended 
Snehal N. Shah, MD, MPH, Director, Research and Evaluation Office, Boston Public Health Commission (PDF) pdf format of 2013.11.12 - Shah - BPHC - website.pdf
| Word doc format of 2013.11.12 - Shah - BPHC - website.doc
Continuing Use of Case Mix DataNovember 12, 2013Level 3Comment period
has ended 
David P. Smith, MHSA, Senior Director, Health Data Analysis Research and Patricia M. Noga, PhD, RN, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Hospital Association (PDF) pdf format of 2013.11.12 - Smith - MHA - website.pdf
| Word docx format of 2013.11.12 - Smith - MHA - website.docx
Tracking Aggregate Potentially Preventable Readmission Trends in Massachusetts Acute Care HospitalsNovember 12, 2013Level 5Comment period
has ended 
Amy Travers, Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan (PDF) pdf format of 2013.11.12 - Travers - BMCHP - website.pdf
| Word *Review of Hospital Utilization for BCMHP Casemix versus Other MedicaidNovember 12, 2013Level 1Comment period
has ended 
Michael Monuteux, Senior Epidemiologist, Boston Children's Hospital (PDF) pdf format of 2013-11-12 - Monuteaux - Boston Childrens Hospital - website.pdf
| Word *Variation and Trending in Charges for Pediatric Care in MassachusettsNovember 12, 2013Level 1Comment period
has ended 
MaineHealth (PDF) pdf format of Linehan-MaineHealth-Casemix
Maine Health PlanningOctober 15, 2013 Level 1Comment period
has ended 
Neighborhood Health Plan (PDF) pdf format of Keating-NHP-CaseMix
Hospital Re-Contracting InitiativeOctober 15, 2013 Level 1Comment period
has ended 
Partners HealthCare System (PDF) pdf format of 9 16 13 - Partners - Market Data Warehouse.pdf
 Market Data Warehouse - Data Update Sept. 17, 2013 Level 4Comment period
has ended 
Boston University School of Medicine (PDF) pdf format of 9 16 13 - BU - National Estimates.pdf
National Estimates for Inpatient Care, Outcomes and Hospital Effect Among Hispanics Sept. 17, 2013 Level 5Comment period
has ended