Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

MaineCare Physician Practice: Physician and Office Manager Surveys


In 2008, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services, contracted with the Muskie School of Public Service to design and complete a survey of Maine physician practices. The survey was administered by mail with telephone follow-up between August 29, 2008 and April 3, 2009. Two hundred forty-five (245) physicians and 364 office managers responded, representing 414 separate practice sites. The survey obtained information on respondents' experience with MaineCare, perceptions of MaineCare's business practices, attitudes towards potential incentives for MaineCare participation, and satisfaction with MaineCare program elements, such as the Primary Care Physician Incentive Payment (PCPIP) and Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) management fee.

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October 31, 2009

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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