CHIA reports on acute hospital financial performance information pursuant to M.G.L. c. 12C, Section 8. Performance reports, individual fact sheets and databooks present hospital data as of certain quarter ending. Quarterly data is cumulative until the end of the fiscal year.

It is important to consider the beginning and ending dates for each hospital’s fiscal year when evaluating the quarterly and annual information. The majority of Massachusetts acute hospitals have fiscal years that begin on October 1st and end on September 30th. For these hospitals, cumulative data through March 31st contains six months of financial data. However, hospitals with fiscal years that begin on January 1st and end on December 31st will contain three months of data. Each databook now contains a complete listing of each hospital’s fiscal year, number of months of data contained in each filing and Organization ID number. The Organization ID number is a CHIA specific identifier and is included for those users requiring it for analytical purposes.

FY14 Data through March 31, 2014 (formerly FY14Q2) is complete. Hospital Fact Sheets do not yet contain current industry medians and will be posted later in September 2014.

Information as of June 30, 2014 (formerly FY14Q3), will be updated every three weeks until all data submissions and reviews are complete. Hospital Fact Sheets do not yet contain current industry medians. That information will be posted when all hospitals data has been received and reviewed. The next scheduled refresh for this time period will take place on September 30, 2014.