Maine

MaineCare had developed a value-based purchasing strategy centered on three components: creating “Accountable Communities”, improving transitions of care, and strengthening primary care. Under the MaineCare Accountable Communities initiative, Medicaid providers will enter into alternative contracts directly with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. These contracts will use a shared savings model, with the […]

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  • Medicaid Maine

    The Director of MaineCare will have a seat on the state’s HIT Steering Committee. Planning is underway now to build an exchange of select clinical data between HealthInfoNet and MaineCare’s MMIS.

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    April 14, 2010 | Filed under: Maine

  • Governance — Maine

    HealthInfoNet is Maine’s designated HIE organization but HIT funding will initially flow through the state. The Office of the State Coordinator for HIT will be responsible for statewide HIT and HIE planning, with support from a formal HIT Steering Committee. Refer to pages 46-49 of the state Strategic Plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine

    Maine’s HIE Strategic Plan lays out a vision for leveraging Maine’s existing HIE infrastructure, particularly HealthInfoNet, the state’s operational health information exchange.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine Health Management Coalition

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    August 10, 2009 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine Health Management Coalition

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    August 10, 2009 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine Quality Forum

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    July 28, 2009 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine

    ORIGIN AND MISSION Maine has created a partnership among three equal organizations and coalitions to focus on quality improvement – the Maine Quality Forum (MQF), the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC), and Quality Counts (QC). The Maine Quality Forum, which is the legislatively authorized component of the partnership, was established in 2003 by Gov. John […]

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    May 19, 2009 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine

    Maine has established a system for reporting sentinel events for the purpose of improving the quality of health care and increasing patient safety.  Within one day of the occurrence of a sentinel event, facilities must call at Sentinel Event Hot Line.  Additional analysis and reporting follows the oral report.   Authorizing statutes or regulations Maine […]

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    March 17, 2009 | Filed under: Maine

  • Maine

    The Maine ABCD Screening Academy Project will focus on incorporating developmental screening and maternal depression screening into well child care. Maine will select pilot sites and offer the sites assessment tool training. Maine will assess the number of developmental assessments conducted in the pilot sites prior to implementation of the training and compile a list […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Maine