MassachusettsState Snapshot for Structural Access

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for Massachusetts for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Due to changes in methodology, including a transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes and updates to the Quality Indicators software, the current measure set does not contain AHRQ Quality Indicator measure results based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. These changes to the measure set had a significant impact on overall meter scores, so they are not provided at this time. When data become available, State scores will again be included.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers 2018 19.0 Better than Average 2012 21.2 Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2018 5.7 Better than Average 2010 8.1 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2018 12.5 Average 2010 12.1 Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 9.6 Average 2010 9.2 Better than Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 9.3 Average 2010 4.5 Better than Average