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

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services intends to submit an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand available behavioral health treatment for Medicaid members. This application for an 1115 demonstration seeks federal authority to pay for additional community based treatment services as well as expanded inpatient and residential treatment options, and will be submitted on or before September 30, 2021. The Department requests comment from the public about the application.

How to submit Public Comment

Attend a Public Hearing

Submit comments electronically, or by mail postmarked, by September 7, 2021

  • Submit written Public Comments on the draft language of the HEART Waiver as well as requests for a hard copy o f the proposed changes, to:

Department of Public Health and Human Services
Director’s Office, Room 301
111 North Sanders Street
PO Box 4210
Helena MT 59604
c/o Mary Eve Kulawik

Phone: (406) 444-2584
Fax: (406) 444-1970

dphhscomments@mt.gov

CMS Waiver Approval Process

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

The public has the opportunity to review and comment on the draft language of Montana’s HEART Waiver Request:

HEART Waiver Request

July 8, 2021 HEART Waiver Full Public Notice

Public Comments can be submitted electronically by September 7, 2021, to dphhscomments@mt.gov

OR

By mail if postmarked by September 7, 2021, to:

Department of Public Health and Human Services
Director’s Office, Room 301
111 North Sanders Street
PO Box 4210
Helena MT 59604
c/o Mary Eve Kulawik