Montana

State legislatures across the country continue efforts to address the opaque business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to protect consumers and lower prescription drug prices. Montana is taking a new approach by leveraging its insurance department’s regulatory authority over insurance carriers by proposing a bill that tasks insurers with responsibility for overseeing that PBMs […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Update: What’s New in State Drug Pricing Legislation?

    With 80 bills introduced in 2017, there is a high level of interest in pharmaceutical pricing among state legislators. However, despite legislative sessions wrapping up, very few laws have been enacted. To date, bills have passed in Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, New York, and Utah. In 2016, Vermont led the way with a price transparency […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State Medicaid Expansion Plans: 2015 Recap and 2016 Possibilities

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • Health Centers’ Role in Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment: Experience from Kentucky and Montana

    The Affordable Care Act created new opportunities for health centers and primary care associations (PCA) to play a leading role in supporting outreach and enrollment into new and expanded health coverage programs.  Health centers and PCAs received new funding, sometimes from multiple state and federal entities, new training and tools, and a new mandate to find and […]

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    October 30, 2015 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Kentucky, Montana

  • Montana: ACA Playbook 2013-2014

    Primarily for internal use, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has developed an ACA Playbook providing resources related to outreach, eligibility, and enrollment; training tools for navigators, assistors, field offices, and other policy workers; and other documents regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Montana. Affordable Care Act (ACA) General […]

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    July 29, 2015 | Filed under: Montana

  • Montana – Medical Homes

    Led by the state’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana announced the launch of a voluntary statewide multipayer medical home initiative in March 2014. The Montana Patient-Centered Medical Home Program includes participation by Montana Medicaid and three commercial health plans: Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana; and PacificSource Health Plans. […]

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    March 13, 2015 | Filed under: Montana

  • Montana

    In Montana: As of July 1, 2011, there were 106,493 beneficiaries enrolled in Montana’s Medicaid program. Of these, 81,085 were enrolled in the state’s primary care case management program. Children are required to enroll a primary care case management program, Passport to Health. Passport to Health covers a number of services, including EPSDT, inpatient and […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Montana

  • Montana 2014 CHIP Fact Sheet

    2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Montana 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Montana 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Montana 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Montana Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Montana NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Montana operates a combination CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Montana

  • Montana

    NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Montana

  • Montana

    No HIE Strategic Plan available yet.

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    April 5, 2010 | Filed under: Montana