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

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.


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