The Maine Health Management Coalition Mission and Key Strategies


The Maine Health Management Coalition advances value in healthcare through collaborative and engaged purchaser action. Its members reward and support improvement in quality, affordability and service.


The State of Maine leads the country in population health status, patient care experience, and low per capita health care expenditures contributing to a favorable business climate for economic growth and job development.

The MHMC executes its mission by:

Engaging employees/dependents to understand and seek high quality health care and facilitating the use of cost and quality information by employers and employees to make informed decisions.

Measuring and reporting on the cost of health care services.

Promoting the development and adoption of payment and incentive systems that reward providers for improving quality and efficiency.

Promoting benefit designs that encourage high value health care.

Fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders through facilitation, negotiation and mediation to accelerate the process of consensus building.

Promoting an urgency for market driven health care reform to improve quality and contain the direct and indirect costs of health care.

Core Strategies:

Assisting employers to implement the principles of value based health care purchasing: standardized performance measures, transparency and public reporting, payment reform, and informed choice.

Challenging employers to act as, and see themselves as, leaders and as “critical external motivators” in encouraging providers and health plans to embrace, lead, and implement the redesign of health care delivery.