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compare the costs & quality of healthcare procedures in Maine

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NEW - June 30, 2016 - The MHDO is pleased to release CompareMaine 2.0, the first update to this website. Notably, we have added colonoscopies and digital mammograms to our procedure list. Please visit the FAQs to learn more about all the updates. The Maine Health Data Organization, in collaboration with the Maine Quality Forum, is required by law to promote the transparency of healthcare cost and quality information via a publicly accessible website. The cost and quality of healthcare procedures can vary widely among providers. You have a choice in where you receive care. CompareMaine shows the average cost of common healthcare procedures at different facilities in Maine. You can also see patient experience ratings and how Maine hospitals compare on patient safety.

The cost estimates on CompareMaine are median payments. They are meant to serve as a reference point for comparison. In order to find out your actual payment, please contact your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, please contact the facility that you are interested in. When contacted directly, facilities often report their charges which may be higher than the actual payments they receive from insurance companies and patients.

navigate CompareMaine

This video tutorial highlights the primary features of the website so that you can easily find the information that matters most to you.

how do I use this site if I have health insurance?

If you have health insurance, you can use CompareMaine to get an average cost of a healthcare procedure, but you'll need to contact your insurance company to determine your specific out-of-pocket expenses.

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what if I don't have health insurance?

Please be aware that CompareMaine does not include information on the uninsured. However, effective January 1, 2014 a provision in the Affordable Care Act addresses what some hospitals may charge individuals eligible for financial assistance for emergency and medically necessary care. We encourage you to explore this law further: Section 501(r)(5).