Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatment (HEART) Waiver Submission and Approval

On October 1, 2021, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services submitted an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand available behavioral health treatment for Medicaid members. This application for the Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery and Treatment (HEART) waiver seeks federal authority through an 1115 demonstration to pay for additional community based treatment services as well as expanded inpatient and residential treatment.

The application request was approved by CMS on July 1, 2022. For more information, visit  CMS’ State Waivers website.

CMS Waiver Approval Process