Montana Health Coalition
As the agency that administers Medicaid in Montana, the Department of
Public Health and Human Services is required by federal regulation to
have a council to advise the Department Director, the State Medicaid
Director, and Medicaid Administrators about health and medical care
The coalition also:
- Provides Information from both providers and consumers to promote
short, and long-range planning to meet the health needs of Montana’s
population with special emphasis on the low income population.
- Reviews and provides expert and consumer advice on policy decisions
that are indicated as a result of changes in federal statutes, federal
requirements and regulations, state plan amendments, administrative
rules, and state legislative actions.
- Acts as a forum upon the request of the Department Director when
two or more agencies, policies, programs, provider groups, or recipient
groups have conflicting requirements, service and/or other problems that
require an interagency or group solution.
- Monitors, reviews, and evaluates the allocation and adequacy of health services.
- Identifies service gaps and unmet needs.
- Serves as an advocate for health-care consumers and providers.
- Reviews and provides input on health-care initiatives and proposals dealing with state health issues and services.
The coalition is made up of members appointed by the Department
Director. Members serve two-year terms, and are selected to represent
health professionals (including at least one physician) and Medicaid
consumers (including at least one representative). The coalition meets
at least annually, and is chaired by the State Medicaid Director, or a
Montana Health Coalition Meetings
November 28, 2016
August 20, 2015
October 28, 2014
June 3, 2014
March 14, 2012
June 9, 2011
December 2, 2010
- Minutes - Audio
- Meeting Handouts
For more information about the coalition, contact Mary Eve Kulawik, firstname.lastname@example.org, 444-2584