Health Costs

Procedure Counts

The procedure count on CompareMaine represents the estimated number of times a facility located in Maine performed the particular service or procedure as reported in MHDO’s APCD. The procedure counts include claims for both commercial and public payers; it does not include counts of services received by those without insurance and other covered members not reported in the APCD.

To calculate volume estimates for complex and non-complex procedures for a complete year (12 consecutive months), we used the most recent data available, which varied by payer. Each unique combination of APCD member ID, facility ID, service or procedure code, and service date is assigned a count of 1. For commercial and Medicaid (MaineCare), the procedure counts are for April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, whereas for Medicare the procedure counts are for October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019.

Counts are rounded to the highest multiple of 10 before they are displayed on the site (for example, 12, 15, and 19 are all rounded to 20).