Substance Abuse Management System (SAMS)
The Montana Substance Abuse Management System (SAMS) is administered by the Addictive and Mental Health Disorders Division of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services and is a required reporting process for all state approved chemical dependency programs. The SAMS information is used for planning, invoicing, reports and reporting, client case management; as well as the Chemical Dependency Bureau’s management and evaluation of program effectiveness.
The SAMS system has been designed to allow state approved chemical dependency programs to provide client services data to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, who in turn report the data to the federal government on a monthly basis. This document provides instructions for data entered into the SAMS system in an electronic format, as well as the collection in the form of reports and invoices, for both the provider and the bureau. It supersedes all previously dated material.
The Chemical Dependency Bureau takes our Security of the SAMS System seriously. The SAMS System may only be accessed by persons once approval has been granted through the State of Montana AMDD (Addictive and Mental Health Disorders Division) Chemical Dependency Bureau. If any persons have been found to have accessed the SAMS System using any other persons access information who have not been granted access to the SAMS System, the access which this person used will be permanently revoked.
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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 expanded inpatient and residential treatment options as well as additional community based treatment services, and will be submitted on or before September 1, 2021. The Department requests comment from the public about the application. For more information, please go to Medicaid HEART Waiver.
- Map of Montana Substance Use Disorder Providers
- Montana Mental Health Centers
- State Approved Substance Abuse Treatment Providers
- NAMI-MT County Resource Guide
- SAMHSA's National HelpLine
- Provider Information and Fee Schedules
- Substance Use in Montana
For a copy of the SYNAR report, please contact Jackie Jandt at 444-9656
For Public Comment on the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Block Grant plan, please contact Dana Geary at 406-444-9657.
- Interested Parties - Rule Making Notifications
- Community Mental Health
- Forms and Applications
- On-Line Payments
- Online Resources