Monthly Archives: August 2007

Week of Numbers VI – Insurance Up, Pool Down

Our last number for the week is $144.8 million. That’s how much in hospital costs were billed to the Uncompensated Care Pool for October-December 2006, according to the latest report just issued by the Division of Health Care Finance and … Continue reading

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MassHealth, Commonwealth Care and Commonwealth Choice Enrollment Outreach Grants

EOHHS has issued a Request for Responses (RFR) to solicit grant proposals from community and consumer-focused public and private nonprofit organizations to reach and enroll potentially eligible residents in MassHealth, Commonwealth Care and Commonwealth Choice. Details of this notification are … Continue reading

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Week of Numbers V – Is Blue the Gold standard?

Continuing our week of statistics on Massachusetts uninsured, today brings the release by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of what may be the gold standard for analysis of Bay State health coverage. The survey The report (13-page summary here; … Continue reading

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Week of Numbers IV – This time, you fill in the numbers

Sometime after the new year, we all will have to fill in some numbers on a new Massachusetts tax form – Form HC. The HC stands for Health Care, and it’s the enforcement mechanism for the individual mandate requirement that … Continue reading

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Week of Numbers III – Census Uninsured Estimates

Just as sure as August 28 follows August 27, so does the federal census uninsured estimate follow the preliminary release of the DHCFP state survey of the uninsured. The federal numbers get lots of attention, but as statistics they are … Continue reading

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Week of Numbers II — New HCFP Uninsured Estimates

This just out this afternoon from the EOHHS Division of Health Care Finance and Policy: HCFP SURVEY FINDS 40,000 DECREASE IN STATE’S UNINSURED BOSTON — Due to the ongoing successful implementaiton of health care reform, the number of Massachusetts residents … Continue reading

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Week of Numbers – I

This is numbers week for the Healthy Blog. Late August is when lots of statistics seem to issue forth from their bureaucratic hiding place. First up: 1,081,823. That’s the total MassHealth enrollment, as of June 30, 2007. For the first … Continue reading

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