What's New in Massachusetts Health Care

  • Substance Abuse Mandated Benefits Review

    CHIA has just released a review of the medical efficacy and costs associated with benefits for long-term substance abuse recovery that fully-insured plans will be required to cover starting next year under the state’s 2014 substance abuse treatment  law.

    CHIA evaluates the impact of bills mandating the coverage of particular health benefits referred by the Legislature for review.

  • Taskforce on Behavioral Health Data Policies and Long Term Stays

    Chaired by CHIA’s Executive Director, this special taskforce has been convened to identify barriers to delivering comprehensive and cost-effective behavioral health and mental health treatment in the Massachusetts health care system.

    Stay up to date with the latest presentations and meeting announcements.

  • Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction Research

    On December 2nd, 2014, the Betsy Lehman Center welcomed more than 300 attendees—health care professionals, policymakers, advocates, and consumers—to engage in a conversation about how to advance the patient safety agenda in the Commonwealth.

    BLC, an independent state agency supported by CHIA,  released three research studies at its Zero Harm event.

REGIONAL VARIATION IN HOSPITAL SERVICES
CHIA’s report on Acute Care Hospital Utilization Trends provides analyses on inpatient, emergency department, and observation stay utilization across Massachusetts.
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