Chartered Value Exchange

Maine was the first of fourteen communities around the country to be designated as a Chartered Value Exchange (CVE) by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A “Value Exchange” is a multi-stakeholder collaborative that has taken clear action in its community to convene community purchasers, health plans, providers, and consumers to advance the four cornerstones of Value-Driven Health Care.

The Maine Chartered Value Exchange Alliance, as the initiative is officially known, is a partnership of the Maine Health Management Coalition, the Maine Quality Forum, which publishes healthcare quality data, Maine Quality Counts, which teaches clinicians how to improve, and HealthInfoNet, which helps clinicians communicate electronically throughout the state.

Together this arrangement provides:

  • Active engagement of critical stakeholders in the community
  • Public reporting of healthcare quality and safety measures
  • Encouragement of payment reform efforts that reward high quality performance and interoperable health information technology
  • Support of federal aims to promote value-based purchasing

In return, the Coalition and its CVE partners receive consulting expertise and are linked with other like-minded organizations around the country to share ideas and experiences.