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Federal approval secured to increase substance use disorder treatment

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, Governor Greg Gianforte announced on July 6 the state is significantly increasing access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for Montana Medicaid memb...

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The older people in our nursing homes have a problem. The state puts people on Medicaid and promises them services, and then doesn’t pay those who provide these services at a rate that is commensurate to the actual costs. Seventy five percent of those in our nursing home are on Medicaid and down to the...

$500k awarded to Tribal Nations

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently joined Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier to announce the distribution of $500,000 to Montana’s eight Tribal Nations through the Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery ...

Medical centers work to vaccinate employees by March 15 deadline

LAKE COUNTY — Two local medical centers, St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, are renewing efforts to get staff and contractors fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by March 15, the date set by a federal vaccine mandate recently upheld by the Supreme C...

Vaccine mandate injunction a temporary relief for hospitals Vaccine mandate injunction a temporary relief for hospitals

The Biden Administration’s efforts to mandate COVID vaccines for healthcare workers ran into a roadblock last Tuesday when a federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the implementation and enforcement of the rule.  Local healthcare administrators, who had be...

ARPA’s $7M funding helps lower Montanans’ health insurance costs

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Following his continued push for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support Montana reinsurance programs and lower the cost of health insurance for Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $7,129,995 in additional ...

Behavioral health services expansion proposed

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier announced the agency is seeking public comment on its federal application to expand mental health and substance use treatment services through the Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatmen...

Innovative health clinic celebrates 3rd anniversary Innovative health clinic celebrates 3rd anniversary

When the Legislature wrapped up its biennial session last week, two bills signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte won praise from Polson physician Cara Harrop, whose pureHealth direct primary care clinic is one of just eight in Montana.  Senate Bill 374, which allows physicians to dispense medications...

Can Montana get a grip on addiction? Can Montana get a grip on addiction?

MONTANA — In late January, when Mary Windecker got up to testify in front of the budget committee considering how to fund Montana’s addiction and mental health treatment programs, her words cut through a typically bureaucratic proceeding to present an uncomfortable bottom line.  “Yo...

Panel discusses healthcare access, impacts of COVID-19

News from Protect Our Care Montana  MONTANA — Protect Our Care Montana joined Health Care Voter for a virtual town hall to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the state and the importance of healthcare access during the pandemic. Led by Dr. Cora Neumann, a panel of Rep. Barbara Bessette (D - HD...


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