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.
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 the 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 survey tool).
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:
New-March 2014 Next Release of the APCD Data:
The next release of the APCD
data is currently scheduled for the second week in April. This data release will include the 4th quarter of 2013 claims
data from commercial plans as well as MaineCare (Medicaid) and CY 2012 and the first two quarters of 2013 Medicare data.
New-March 2014 Next Release of Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Encounter Data:
The next release of the hospital encounter
data for CY 2012 which was scheduled for the end of March has been delayed
due to some data quality issues. A new release date will be posted as soon as available.
Data Set Updates:
Maine's 2013 Q3 APCD Data Was Released 1/6/14
- Data consumers are now
able to receive files via secure download. Details were emailed directly to users with open data requests.
New-January 2014 Medicare Data
will be Obtained Quarterly -
Calendar year 2012 and Q1 and Q2 of 2013 should be available by early 2014
FY 2012 Hospital Financial Templates are Available - Contact MHDO
Rules and Policy Changes:
New-3/25/14 Chapter 243 Rule Changes
Appendix D-1 previously was missing data element MC899. Be sure to note it does remain a data element and is unchanged.
New-3/13/14 Chapter 243 Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Claims Data Sets
A public hearing will be held at the MHDO Board of Directors meeting on April 3, 2014 regarding the proposed changes to Chapter 243.
New-3/10/14 Chapter 243 Proposed Rule Changes and Summary of Changes
is now posted on our Rules page
Chapter 10, Determination of Assessments
Public comments to the proposed rule change
are being accepted until
March 17th. They must be in writing and received no later than 5:00 p.m.
Waiver of Annual Registration Requirements for Payers not Required to Submit Claims Data.
Chapter 241 Effective November 26th
- Adopted Rule Chapter 241 Uniform Reporting System for Hospital Inpatient Data Sets and Hospital Outpatient Data Sets
New-June 2013 Moratorium on Data Fee Waiver Requests
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.
Website User Feedback
- Help us to Improve!
Chp. 270 Resource Materials
- for the Submission and Administration of Data Submittals
New Updated FAQ's
- Now Available on the MHDO Data Warehouse Portal under the Help Tab
Reports, Studies & Information:
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.
ICD-10 Myths and Facts
New Report from the MHDO Subcommittee on Consumer Information
New Feasibility Study of Matching Maine HIE Clinical and APCD Claims Data