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Montana Legislature 2023
At the Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, we’re helping all of our members work to create sustainable behavioral health in Montana. Both programming and funding have to be sustainable in order to serve the citizens of Montana. Stay tuned here before and during the session as we post advocacy tips for you to move behavioral health goals forward for your community!
Toolkit: Don’t Deny Me
By law, most health plans must cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction, the same way they cover illnesses of the body, such as diabetes or cancer. Speak up about illegal denials of care! Navigate to our News and Resources page to download assets to help you spread the word.
Learn more at www.DontDenyMe.org.
Children’s Case Management Taskforce
The Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana worked collaboratively with DPPHS to create an outcome-based model for Children’s Case Management. The rates set by Medicaid are: $15.90 per 15 minute unit for urban counties and $18.28 per 15 minute unit for rural counties. Urban counties are Cascade, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Missoula, Ravalli, Silver Bow, and Yellowstone. The other 46 counties are considered rural. Rates are expected to take effect April 1, 2020 after the 30-day comment period.
Targeted Case Management
In October 2018, the Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana presented to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services all of the models our expert providers had developed to reinstate Targeted Case Management for Children and Adults. You can review those suggestions here and help us spread the word about sustainable programming for behavioral health!