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
New - July 13, 2015
We have a new website page
dedicated to informing people
of the developments with the CompareMaine website
, which will be released September 2015. The recording of the June
and other documents are located there.
June 24, 2015
The MHDO, in collaboration with the Maine Quality Forum (MQF),
will launch the new website, CompareMaine in September 2015.
The site will provide information about the average payment (based on commercial claims data only)
for approximately 300 procedures and select quality measures at approximately 150 Maine health care facilities/practices.
April 9, 2015 Information Regarding the Transition
to ICD 10:
A period to test the hospital data new ICD-10 fields has
been designated. For more details see our Hospital
Data Submitters Page
Upcoming Data Releases:
March 2015 Data
Releases of hospital encounter data as well as
APCD data can now be followed via our Data Release Schedule Page
Data Set Updates:
New - July 2015 Data
See our Data Release Schedule Page
for the recent release
Rules and Policy Changes:
The following rules have been scheduled for public hearing or are under consideration for proposed revision by the MHDO Board.
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
- MHDO is Awarded $1,179,000 in Grant
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
- 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
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!
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.
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.
December 2013 Chp. 270
- for the Submission and Administration of Data
- Now Available on the MHDO Data Warehouse
Portal under the Help Tab
Reports, Studies & Information:
New - June 2015
Healthcare Associated Infections in Maine, 2015
Annual Report prepared by the Maine Quality Forum in collaboration with the ME-CDC and Muskie.
Update ICD-10 Myths and Facts
Feasibility Study Matching Maine HIE Clinical and APCD Claims Data