Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking31-17
Access and Affordability21-7
Prevention and Treatment12-10
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost21-3
Healthy Lives26-6
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population1,322,946322,324,172
Median Household Income$65,851$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)29%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic93%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic4%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity2%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18–64
  • Children without a medical home
  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults who have lost six or more teeth
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging

Most Improved Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits ages 18–64

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults without all recommended vaccines
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Maine Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the New England regionGains for Maine
65,94265,942more adults and children would be insured
53,82143,057fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
26,84726,847more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
1,4461,446more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
44,76530,182fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
145109fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).