Websites that Report the Cost and Quality of Healthcare in Maine
The Leapfrog Group is a non-profit organization that promotes healthcare quality and safety through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey which collects and publicly reports information on hospital performance. Leapfrog also assigns the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Hospitals that receive an A that are also top performers on the Hospital Survey receive the Leapfrog Top Hospital award. Maine had the fourth highest number of hospitals achieve this elite national distinction. In 2016, the following 8 Maine hospitals were recipients of the award: Bridgton Hospital, Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Lincoln Health, Mayo Regional Health, Pen Bay Medical Center, Sebasticook Valley Health, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center of Maine, and Stephens Memorial Hospital. Learn more
This website includes ratings and reviews on what happens to patients from the time they make an appointment to when the appointment is over. The site was launched by the Dirigo Health Agency-Maine Quality Forum to collect and publicly report patient experience survey results about primary and specialty healthcare providers in Maine.
MONAHRQ is a product of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The MONAHRQ software tool supports web-based public reporting of healthcare quality measures. Parts of the reporting website are designed for consumers, while other parts are designed for the more technical data user.
GetBetterMaine.org is the consumer healthcare quality website operated by the Maine Health Management Coalition, a non-profit working to improve the value of healthcare in Maine. The site includes outcome, safety and patient experience ratings for adult primary care, pediatric, specialty and hospital services.
Hospital Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), lets you compare the quality of Medicare-certified hospitals to help you decide where to get care. In July 2016, CMS added an "Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating" to Hospital Compare. The star rating comprises 64 quality measures and will allow you to compare hospitals' quality using one metric. Learn more
Physician Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, lets you compare the healthcare professionals enrolled in the Medicare program to help you decide where to get care.
Nursing Home Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, lets you compare the quality of care provided at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes to help you decide where to get care.
GoodRX gives you prescription drug pricing information from pharmacies nationwide so you can search for the lowest price for the medication.