Tag Archives: Montana

  • Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm In a rapidly changing world, how can states align Medicaid program quality and access goals with information and data-collecting activities? For example, how can state Medicaid programs leverage recent federal guidance on information access to engage patients as informed consumers of health care? This session features California […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid
  • 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. […]

    March 13, 2015 | Filed under: Montana
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014: What are states learning so far about what works to enroll eligible individuals and what are their top-line priorities getting ready for the next open enrollment period in November 2014? This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about promising strategies and innovations states are piloting related to enrollment and retention into insurance affordability programs, including through state-based exchanges and coordination with the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM).

    June 24, 2014 | Filed under: Webinars
  • States seeking to promote better coordination of patient care, either within Medicaid or through participation in multi-payer initiatives, will run into long-standing challenges to delivering care and promoting health in rural areas. Rural areas often experience disparities in access to care, health status, and available infrastructure relative to their urban counterparts. This brief draws from […]

    April 7, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications
  • 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 […]

    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Montana
  • The national IMPaCT project supported North Carolina as one of four leading states in the field of practice transformation and primary care extension. Through IMPaCT, North Carolina partnered with four other states (Idaho, Maryland, Montana, West Virginia) to disseminate its primary care practice transformation strategies. Together these states formed the North Carolina IMPaCT Learning Community, […]

  • By Larry Hinkle October 2013   Many states are testing primary care extension as a strategy for supporting continuous quality improvement in practice. Primary care extension is based on the model of the Agricultural Extension Service. In health care this model applies scientific research and new knowledge to practices through provider education – often led […]

  • Around the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy–highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state […]

  • The effective management of patients’ complex illnesses across providers, settings, and systems places extraordinary demands on primary care providers, especially those that work in resource-limited small or rural practices. Medicaid programs in some states have adopted strategies to build practice capacity to care for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries through the development of local community health teams, […]

  • Alice M. Weiss Program Director National Academy for State Health Policy Testimony before the Montana Legislature January 14, 2013 affordable.care_.act_.medicaid.requirements.options.Montana.pdf 2.3 MB  

    January 25, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Videos