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Tribal Health set to enroll recipients for Medicaid

News from CSKT Tribal Health

ST. IGNATIUS — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health is now set to make Medicaid eligibility determinations, and perform functions related to the eligibility process, in an effort to enroll individuals applying for Medicaid in a more timely and convenient process.

This new authority delegates responsibility to Tribal Health to act in a manner similar to other state public assistance offices throughout Montana.

If you are between the ages of 19 to 64, with limited income and are not covered by Medicare, you may now qualify for health coverage under Montana Medicaid Expansion.

Additionally, Tribal Health Medicaid Technicians will also enroll children, and if you are a former foster child, you are eligible for Medicaid up to the age of 26.

Please contact one of our Medicaid Eligibility Technicians to see if you qualify. The Healthcare Resource Division of Tribal Health encourages all in-state college bound students to apply for Montana Medicaid before school starts.

Montana Medicaid is income-based health care coverage for qualifying Montanans and is run by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Healthy Montana Kids Plus is income-based health coverage for children in Montana and is also run by DPHHS. The State of Montana pays a small portion of the cost of Medicaid and HMK Plus and the federal government pays the rest. Medicaid and HMK Plus do not pay money directly to beneficiaries. Instead, payments for health care services are sent directly to health care providers. If Medicaid and HMK Plus pay for health care services, it must be medically necessary. Services must be provided by a health care provider who is a Montana Medicaid or HMK Plus provider and services must be Medicaid or HMK Plus-covered services. I

In addition to providing Medicaid eligibility determinations, CSKT Tribal Health provides comprehensive health care services to recipients including audiology/ speech, behavioral health, community health, dental, medical, optical, pharmacy, physical therapy, wellness and X-ray across a broad network on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Tribal Health is dedicated to a promise that every Tribal Health recipient receives high-quality health care grounded in tribal values— supporting each recipient’s journey

Apply for tribal Medicaid

Arlee Health Center

Kelly Pierre, lead Medicaid technician

71972 Bitterroot Jim Rd.

Arlee, MT 59821

Phone: 406-726-2302 ext. 5452

St. Ignatius Health Center

Jonnell Wieder, Medicaid technician

35401 Mission Drive St. Ignatius, MT 59865

Phone: 406-745-3525 ext. 5063

Polson Health Center

Kyle Hendrickx, Medicaid technician

#5 Fourth Avenue East Polson, MT 59860

Phone: 406-883-5541 ext. 7340

Ronan Health Center (temporarily at St. Ignatius Health Center)

Thomasina Biggs, Medicaid technician

35401 Mission Drive St. Ignatius, MT 59865 (Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, only)

Phone: 406-745-3525 ext. 5051

Salish Kootenai College Student Health Center

Thomasina Biggs, Medicaid Technician

35928 Joe McDonald Dr. Pablo, MT 59855 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

406-675-2700 ext. 1628

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