Please select a Fiscal Year and then click "Browse" to view Community Benefits reports from that year.
Click on a hospital or HMO to access its Community Benefits report.
Hospitals file their reports by April 1st each year and HMOs file their reports by June 1st.
If there is no report available for a hospital or HMO, this means that the Attorney General's Office did not receive it on time.
Hospital/HMO Annual Reports
Please select a Fiscal Year to search Community Benefits reports from that year.
Please use the keyword search and/or filter options below to search reports.
Use the 'ctrl' key (or 'command' key for Apple users) to select multiple items from the lists below.
To deselect an item that is already selected, click that item while holding down the 'ctrl' (or 'command') key.
For definitions of these terms, please see the Community Benefits Guidelines Glossary for
Hospitals [mass.gov] and
Please select a Fiscal Year to search Community Benefits programs from that year.
Please use the keyword search and/or filter options below to search programs.
First, please select a Fiscal Year
Next, please select either an individual Organization or Select All to generate download options.
Members of the public are invited to submit a comment to the AGO for publication online about a hospital
or HMO's Community Benefits report by following the process described below. Please see page 24 of the
Community Benefits Guidelines for Hospitals [mass.gov]
or page 19 of the Attorney General's
Community Benefits Guidelines for Health Maintenance Organizations [mass.gov] for additional detail on providing feedback to
hospitals and HMOs. Additionally, please see the
Community Benefits Fact Sheet [mass.gov]
for information on how to learn more about existing Community Benefits programs and how to get involved in the Community Benefits process.
1. At least thirty days prior to filing a submission for publication on the AGO's website, the submitting party should
provide a copy to the hospital or HMO that is the subject of the comments, including notice of its intent to submit the
comment for publication on the AGO's Community Benefits website. The submission should be addressed to the hospital's or
HMO's Community Benefits manager (contact information is available in the Community Benefits Report) and reflect the
submitting party's willingness to meet with the hospital or HMO to participate in a good faith discussion of any issues
raised in its submission.
2. Any community submission subsequently made to the AGO should be submitted via the AGO Community Benefits website.
It should be accompanied by a statement certifying that the submitting party has properly notified the hospital or HMO of
its intent to submit its comments for publication on the AGO's website, and summarizing the results of its offer to meet
with the hospital or HMO.
3. At the request of the hospital or HMO, the AGO will post a single response to a public comment on the filer's Community
Note: The submission also should provide information about the submitting party's relationship with the hospital or HMO,
and identify any "stakeholder" interest in the Community Benefits process (e.g., as a current or potential recipient of
community benefit funds). Anonymous submissions are not eligible for posting on the AGO's website; the AGO will post
contact information for the submitting party.
* = required field
The "Browse" section of the Attorney General's Community Benefits website provides easy access to the annual reports of all hospitals and HMOs listed by the Attorney General's Office.
Reports are organized by Fiscal Year. Select a Fiscal Year in the drop-down box and click "Browse" to generate a list of reports from that year (in HTML and PDF form).
If any community comments have been submitted and published, they will be available in the "Community Comments" column.
To view reports from previous years, use the "Fiscal Year" drop-down box to select a different year.
You can perform a Community Benefits report search in the "Search Reports" section or a Community Benefits
program search in "Search Programs" section. The instructions below apply to both types of searches.
Reports are organized by Fiscal Year. First. select a Fiscal Year in the drop-down box.
You may type in a word or phrase and/or select filters to refine the search. When entering text into the
"Keyword Search" field you may specify a phrase, a word, or use a Boolean search operator to look for a combination
of words (i.e., AND, OR, AND NOT).
To search reports or programs from previous years, use the "Fiscal Year" drop-down box to select a different year.
Additional search filters may be used when performing either a report search or a program search.
You may select from a list of criteria to refine the search results.
You may use a search filter in addition to searching for a word or phrase specified in the "Keyword Search" field,
or you may search for reports or programs using only search filters. For example, to view all annual reports
for a specific region, you may select that region from the "Region Served" list, and then click "Search Reports".
Please note that more than one filter can be applied to a search. For example, in a "Search Reports",
you may select one or more regions from the "Regions Served" list, as well as one or more organization type
from the "Organization or Organization Type" list.
In order to select more than one choice from a list (i.e., the "Regions Served" list),
please hold the "ctrl" key on your keyboard (or the "command" key for Apple users) and click on the value that you would like to select.
In order to select more than one choice from a list (i.e., the "Regions Served" list), please hold the "ctrl" key on your keyboard
(or the "command" key for Apple users) and click on the value that you would like to select.
In order to de-select a choice that has already been selected in a list, please hold the "ctrl" key on your keyboard
(or the "command" key for Apple users) and click on the value that you would like to de-select.
The "Download" section of the Attorney General's Community Benefits website allows users to select and download raw data from annual reports in a CSV file format.
To download data, you must first select a Fiscal Year in the drop-down box.
Next select either an individual organization or "Select All" to generate download options.
If you choose an organization, please select any data fields at the bottom of the page to download a customized report with data from that hospital or HMO.
If you choose "Select All," you may choose either "All Hospitals" or "All HMOs." Once you make this selection, you may then select several types of reports for download:
expenditure data, program data, all data except program data, or all data. The data fields at the bottom of the page will display a check mark to show which fields will be
included in your report. For example, to download information on all hospital expenditures for a particular fiscal year, you would first select the desired Fiscal Year,
then use the "Select All" drop-down menu to select "All Hospitals," and then use the "Type of Report" drop-down menu to select "Expenditure Data.".
When you have made your selections, click the blue "Download" key.
Open the CSV file with any spreadsheet software (such as Microsoft Excel) to view or analyze the data.
To download reports from previous years, use the "Fiscal Year" drop-down box to select a different year.
Please contact the Attorney General's Office for additional help with the website.