MHDO is a state agency that collects health care data and makes
those data available to researchers, policy makers, and the public while protecting
The purpose of the organization is to create and maintain a useful, objective, reliable
and comprehensive health information database that is used to improve the health
of Maine citizens. Learn More
We are currently undergoing an operational transformation to improve the ways we
collect and release data and work with our partners. Check
back often for updates to data releases,
rule changes, and pertinent studies
New October 2014
- MHDO is Awarded $1,179,000 in Grant Funds
MHDO applied for the Cycle IV Grant of the Health Insurance Rate Review Grant Program, and recently received notification from the
Department of Health and Human Services-Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight of the $1,179,000 award.
See the project abstract for more information
New June 2014
- Revised 2014 Annual Report of Healthcare Associated Infections in
A correction has been made to the 2014 Annual HAI Report - Maine Coast Hospital's
2012-13 HAI-3 central-line catheter infection prevention best practices compliance
rate was incorrectly stated at 73% when the correct rate is 78%.
New May 2014
- The DHA-Maine Quality Forum (MQF) is delighted
to announce that it will support the administration of another round of CG-CAHPS
surveys to patients served by primary and specialty practices in Maine. As in 2012,
MQF will pay subsidies of up to 90 percent of survey costs to practices that contract
with a MQF-qualified vendor, use an allowable version of CAHPS, and agree to have
their survey results publicly reported. More information about the program can be
New April 2014
MHDO HealthCost 2014
Public website with average cost information
for just under 200 common medical procedures by healthcare facility. The website
includes a link to GoodRx which provides drug pricing information from pharmacies
nationwide so that consumers can search to find the lowest price for their medication.
The site also includes the recently released 2014 annual report on Healthcare associated
infections in Maine. Go visit HealthCost and let us know what you think by completing
on line survey.
More enhancements are coming to the website over
the next 18 months so stay tuned!
New-March 2014 Public website of Patient Experience Survey data (CAHPS-PCMH
Review results of the Maine Quality Forum's survey
initiative on how Maine patients rate their experience at their primary and specialty
care physician practices throughout the State.
Latest Updates & Key Activities
Upcoming Data Releases:
Note: Release dates are subject to change based on data quality processing. Please
check back for updates.
New - October 2014 Release Schedule Available:
Claims Data Releases can now be followed via our data release schedule
New - September 2014
Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Encounter Data:
The next release of our Hospital Encounter Data is scheduled for December 2014. This release will include CY 2013 data.
New - September 2014
Hospital Quality Ratings via Monahrq:
We plan to release an updated version (5.0) of MONAHRQ using our 2012 hospital encounter data by the end of this calendar year.
Data Set Updates:
New - December 5, 2014 FY 2013 Hospital Financial Data Reports:
Report 1 is now available as well as Reports 2 and 3.
Researchers can view annual summaries of Maine hospitals' data elements and ratios for FY 2005 through FY 2013.
New - November 10, 2014 Chapter 270 Hospital Quality Data:
Chapter 270 data
is now available and includes Q4 2013 data.
New - November 2014 APCD Data Releases:
APCD Data Releases will no
longer be announced on this page. Please check the new Data Release Schedule page.
New - November 2014 FY 2013 Hospital Financial Data Reports:
Reports 2 and 3 are now available.
Researchers can view annual summaries of Maine hospitals' data elements and ratios for FY 2005 through FY 2013. Report 1 will be available by the first of the year.
New - October 24, 2014 Q2 2014 APCD Data Released:
For more information see our Claims Data
New-August 2014 Outpatient
Hospital Encounter Data
for CY 2012 was released 8/15/2014. Note:
Update to 2012 file can be found on the Hospital Data Page
2012 Inpatient Data was released May 2, 2014.
Rules and Policy Changes:
Update-June 2014 Chapter
243 Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Claims Data Sets
the proposed rule has been adopted and is effective as of May 27, 2014.
Update-May 2014 Chapter
10 Determination of Assessments
is now effective as of April 23,
New-December 2013 Waiver of
Annual Registration Requirements for Payers not Required to Submit Claims Data.
New-June 2013 Moratorium
on Data Fee Waiver Requests
New-March 2014 MHDO HealthCost 2014 Feedback
- Help us to Improve!
Visit MHDO HealthCost 2014
then take a few minutes to complete the survey
. Your Opinions Matter.
Data Warehouse Portal
- the MHDO Data Warehouse Portal is now open
to those entities that are required by State law to submit medical claims, pharmacy,
dental and eligibility data to the MHDO. Stay tuned for future updates and functionality.
New-December 2013 Chp.
270 Resource Materials
- for the Submission and Administration
of Data Submittals
- Now Available on the MHDO Data Warehouse
Portal under the Help Tab
Reports, Studies & Information:
New - June 2014 See the Corrected 2014 Healthcare Associated Infections in Maine Annual
New-April 2014 Healthcare Associated Infections
in Maine, 2014
Annual Report prepared by the Maine Quality Forum in
collaboration with the ME-CDC and Muskie.
Update ICD-10 Myths and Facts
Report from the MHDO Subcommittee on Consumer Information
New Feasibility Study of
Matching Maine HIE Clinical and APCD Claims Data