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 services.

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 designee.

Montana Health Coalition Meetings And Communications

December 5, 2023

November 28, 2023

August 18, 2023

November 29, 2022

July 29, 2021

November 17, 2020

August 15, 2019

December 12, 2018

November 29, 2017

November 28, 2016

For more information about the coalition, the Medicaid Coordinator at