August 15, 2014: Message from the Acting Executive Director of MHDO
Before releasing HealthCost 2014 we asked a group of facilities to review the accuracy of the cost data being reported in the cost compare section of HealthCost 2014. Since releasing HealthCost 2014 the MHDO has been working on improving the methodology behind the numbers as we prepare for our release of a new and improved HealthCost site in September of 2015. We have received some recent feedback from several entities (that were not part of the initial review). As a result of our findings and the feedback we have recently received we are temporarily removing from the HealthCost 2014 site all cost information associated with the six facilities listed and the 24 CPT codes listed below until we are sure the information is accurate and appropriate to be included on this website.
It is essential that our HealthCost tool reflects an accurate reporting of costs. The six entities and the 24 CPT codes will be added back to the site when we are comfortable that the cost information we are posting is correct.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Maine Health Data Organization with any questions and or concerns.
Acting Executive Director