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Opportunity to Comment on Reductions to Medicaid Services and Targeted Case Management

By July 20, 2017November 24th, 20204 Comments
Please be aware of this opportunity to advocate for Montana’s public mental illness treatment system as it faces critical rate cuts.

NAMI Montana’s general messaging on why these rate cuts are potentially dangerous far beyond what they appear is described at this link.

Subject:
 MAR 37-778 Reductions for all Medicaid Services and MAR 37-801 Targeted Case Management Fee Schedule
 
Interested Persons:
 
Pertaining to provider rates for Children’s Mental Health Services and new rates for Behavioral Targeted Case Management, the department has published two Montana Administrative Register (MAR) with the Secretary of State’s (SoS) office.  
 
MAR 37-778 pertains to fee reductions for all Medicaid services
 
Proposed fee schedule can be found at
Children’s Mental Health Proposed Schedule
 
Hearing is scheduled for July 27, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Department of Public Health and Human Services Building, 111 North Sanders, Helena, Montana.
 
Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to: Kenneth Mordan, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, Montana, 59604-4210; fax (406) 444-9744; or e-mail dphhslegal@mt.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., August 4, 2017
 
 
MAR 37-801 pertains to proposing a Behavioral Health Targeted Case Management Fee Schedule
 
Proposed fee schedule can be found at
Targeted Case Management Services for Behavorial Health Proposed Schedule
 
Hearing is scheduled for July 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Department of Public Health and Human Services Building, 111 North Sanders, Helena, Montana.
 
Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to: Kenneth Mordan, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, Montana, 59604-4210; fax (406) 444-9744; or e-mail dphhslegal@mt.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., August 4, 2017.

4 Comments

  • Randy Witter says:
  • Mike Flaherty says:

    Cuts disasterous to our fellow citizens. Health, education and the public welfare is teetering on the brink. From Washington to Helena the proposed draconian budget cuts will eventually spell doom not only for the persons now directly impacted but also for our greater social structure. The real cost of these cuts will reverberate deeply and negatively for generations.

  • Robert Jaques says:

    I am a 64 year old male who has adopted his two young grandchildren who were born addicted to drugs. I was lost until I found the folks at Western Mental Health they provided me with information on resources and help available not only to my two young grandchildren but also provided me with support and information on dealing with Children of these types of issues. If we take funding away and lose this valuable resource that we have it’s going to be a detriment to our society as a whole for many many years to come we need to support and give support to those who are in need such as myself. Let’s please not cut funding to only trade more needs in the future please support our programs today. These programs actually could use a boost that’s not take from them ,thank you

  • DIANNE SANDLAND says:

    Western Mental Health has been a godsend for those in need. These folks have nowhere else to turn. Any budget cuts will be a disaster, and, truly unconcionable.

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