Here’s what others are saying about the Maine Health Management Coalition…
“We find the support of the MHMC team to be invaluable. They bring a respected, credible, objective voice to our discussions with employees regarding the quality and cost of healthcare. We strongly believe that our employees already feel a stronger sense of empowerment with the knowledge the MHMC team has imparted.”
– Janice Kimball, Benefits Manager, City of Portland
“If you want to see the future of health care reform, look at what’s happening in Maine. The Coalition’s innovative programs for quality and cost measurement, employer and consumer engagement, and health care payment and delivery reform will likely be a model for the nation in how to successfully reduce health care costs and improve the quality of care for citizens.”
– Harold Miller, CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
“The entirety of what we have done at Jackson is the result of MHMC. The data MHMC first provided us was essential to diagnosing the exact nature of our problem and supported us when we met with hospitals. Up until that data we had no Maine specific comparative data. The quality ratings were essential to our developing a tiered network, and our interaction with the membership was also essential in coming up with ideas and trying options that others had already tested. You all were critical to what we have initiated, and we would not be anywhere near where we are now without the Coalition.”
– Wayne Gregersen, The Jackson Laboratory
“Practices that filed PTE reports had higher scores on each of six quality indicators than those that did not file, and the difference was statistically significant.” Read the report HERE.
– The Muskie School of Public Service
“Health care quality improvement work in Maine is impressive. While there is still much to be done everywhere, if every state were as far along as Maine, we’d all be in a much better position.”
– Diane Stollenwerk, VP Community Alliances, National Quality Forum
UNE is one of five organizations participating in the Maine Health Management Coalition’s CEO Champion Program, committed to further improving health practices in our workplace. As a result of these practices, the overall health of the university has improved; in fact, our employees received health care rebates for the 2011 benefit year, and we’ve contained our health care premium costs in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
– Danielle Ripich, Ph.D., President of University of New England