CompareMaine Trends Over Time

This trends report compares how average total payments, as reported on CompareMaine, have changed over time.

How to Use This Report

  1. Filter information to show all facilities and insurance companies or select a specific facility or commercial payer.
  2. Select a healthcare procedure category, sub-category, and procedure. All healthcare procedures are listed by name and CPT Code.
    • If no data appears after you have made your selections, there is no data for that combination of procedure, facility, and insurer.
  3. Hover over the data points for detailed information on the procedure name, data collection date, the CompareMaine release version, and the average total payment.
  4. Compare the percent of payment changes between CompareMaine releases, using the color-coded table:
    • Green – Decreased Payments
    • Red – Increased Payments
    • Black – No Change in Payments

To view a procedure in a different category, set both the Procedure and Sub-Category drop-downs to “All” before selecting a new Category or Sub-Category.

Methodology

The cost data through CompareMaine 8.0 was updated bi-annually with data from MHDO’s All-Payer Claims Database (APCD), except for the CompareMaine 3.0 release, which updated quality data only. Beginning with CompareMaine 9.0, the cost data will be updated annually.

CompareMaine
Release Version
Version
Launch Date
Cost Data
Date Range
1.0 October 2015 1/1/2014 – 3/31/2015
2.0 June 2016 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2015
3.0 December 2016 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2015
4.0 October 2017 10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016
5.0 March 2018 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017
6.0 September 2018 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017
7.0 May 2019 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018
8.0 December 2019 4/1/2018 – 3/31/2019
9.0 December 2020 4/1/2019 – 3/31/2020
10.0 February 2022 4/1/2020 – 3/31/2021

Due to a transition to a new episode grouping tool, surgical procedure cost estimates were not updated during CompareMaine 6.0. The new episode grouper software, Optum Symmetry’s ETG was implemented during CompareMaine 7.0. A new trend line was established in the trends over time comparison to reflect the methodology changes.