Pioneer Institute’s new tool, the Massachusetts Hospital Relative Price Tracker, displays relative price and facilitates relative price comparisons among hospitals. The average price among all hospitals will have a relative price of 1.0. A relative price of 1.5 means that a hospital charges 50 percent higher than the average of all Massachusetts hospitals. Similarly, a relative price of 0.84 means that a hospital’s prices are 16 percent below average. Relative price data is collected and reported by the Commonwealth’s Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) and is an aggregate measure used to evaluate price variations among different hospitals. It is recalculated annually based on data collected from commercial payers and includes information on private commercial insurance and commercially managed public insurance products such as Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Organizations/Accountable Care Partnership Plans.
Pioneer’s mission is to develop and communicate dynamic ideas that advance prosperity and a vibrant civic life in Massachusetts and beyond. Pioneer’s vision of success is a state and nation where our people can prosper and our society thrive because we enjoy world-class options in education, healthcare, transportation and economic opportunity, and where our government is limited, accountable and transparent. Pioneer values an America where our citizenry is well-educated and willing to test our beliefs based on facts and the free exchange of ideas, and committed to liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.
PioneerEducation supports excellent school options for all children, world-class liberal arts-based academic standards, and accountability for results in public education.
PioneerHealth advances high-quality and cost-effective care through price transparency, reforms to public programs, and innovation in healthcare delivery and treatments.
PioneerOpportunity advocates policies to expand opportunity across the Commonwealth, and reforms to transportation, housing, taxation, and regulation that will increase Greater Boston’s competitiveness.
PioneerTransportation seeks reforms that allow commuters to take full advantage of the coming mobility revolution – with access to a range of affordable and on-demand public and private transportation options, as well as transit-friendly real estate development.
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