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Massachusetts healthcare spending growth drops in 2017

Massachusetts healthcare spending growth drops in 2017

Healthcare spending only grew by 1.6% in Massachusetts from 2016 to 2017, nearly half the rate in 2015 and 2016 and well below the state's 3.6% cost growth benchmark, according to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.

InDepth: The problem with IRS Form 990 Schedule H

InDepth: The problem with IRS Form 990 Schedule H

Providers are often not held accountable given the vague framework of their community benefit reporting. Some question the regulatory requirements for IRS Form 990 Schedule H reporting, especially since it's hard to tell if not-for-profit hospitals are helping improve communities year over year.

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