Montana's Healthcare Plan
Policymakers and News Media
The 2017 Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 261, which requires state agencies to make a variety of changes of state revenues.
As mandated in section 14 (1) of SB 261, the Department must terminate its contract with the Third Party Administrator (TPA) of the Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Plan.
Medicaid Expansion (HELP Act) Oversight Committee
SB 405 establishes a Montana HELP Act oversight committee which is to meet at least quarterly. The committee consists of nine voting members, including legislative members, industry experts, a representative of the state auditor’s office, and a member of the general public or staff member of the Governor’s Office.
The presiding officer shall establish the meeting schedule. Members serve four-year terms.
The Committee is to generally review the implementation of the programs established in the HELP Act. The committee shall prepare a final report to the governor and to the legislative finance committee no later than August 15 of each even-numbered year.
As part of the HELP Act, various other provisions are also required including creation of enrollment progress reports.
- Montana Medicaid Expansion Dashboard
- Medicaid Expansion Member Profile
- HELP Enrollment by County
- HELP Act Oversight Committee: 2018 Report to the Governor and Legislative Finance Committee
- Montana HELP Act Summary Findings and Recommendations Approved 8-7-18
- HELP Act Oversight Committee: 2016 Report to the Governor and Legislative Finance Committee
- Report to Legislative Finance Committee 9-29-16: Health and Economic Livelihood Plan Progress Report
- Report to Legislative Finance Committee 9-29-16: Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Report
- July 2015 Medicaid Expansion (HELP Plan) Waiver Submission
July 20, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm, Capitol Building, Room 102
- Medicaid HELP Oversight Committee
- MHA statistic analysis
- Northern Rockies Medical Center financial data
- HELP-Link Program Update
- Economic Impact of Benefis on Cascade County
- HELP Act UI Fraud Waste and Abuse Identity Management System Summary
- Highlights of Manatt Health’s June 2018 Report for the Montana Healthcare Foundation
- Helping Rural Montana Thrive
- Creating a Healthier Montana
- Generating State Savings
- 2018 Report on Health Coverage and Montana's Uninsured
March 8, 2018
September 27, 2017
- Agenda, September 27, 2017
- Montana HELP program - Member Profile
- Montana HELP program - Services Profile
- Montana HELP program - DOC Medicaid Expansion Benefits
July 31, 2017
Nov. 22, 2016
- Agenda Nov. 22, 2016
- Chair Goodnow Healthcare Costs Presentation
- HELP-Link Infographic
- HELP-Link Workforce Program Report
- DPHHS HELP Oversight Presentation
- Member Profile Statistics
- Service Profile Statistics
- Montana Administrative Register Notice 37-780
- Veterans and Their Family Members Gain Coverage Under the ACA, but Opportunities for More Progress Remain
- Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: Who are They and Where Do They Live?
July 13, 2016
- Agenda July 13, 2016
- 2016 Report on Health Coverage and Montana's Uninsured from the MT Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
- July 13 presentation slides
- Newly enrolled: Demographic report and Enrollment by County
- MT Dept. of Labor and Industry Report
- Montana Hospital Association 1st Quarter Impact
March 22, 2016
December 1, 2015
- Meeting agenda December 1, 2015
- Montana HELP Program - Benefit Plan Chart
- Cover Montana - Montana HELP Plan Outreach and Enrollment
August 17, 2015
- CHAIR John Goodnow, Great Falls. Qualification: Representative of a hospital. Goodnow is CEO of Benefis Health System.
- Dr. David Mark, Hardin. Qualification: Primary Care Physician. Mark is the Co-Founder and CEO, as well as a Staff Physician for Bighorn Valley Health Center.
- Cherie Taylor, Cut Bank. Qualification: Representative of a critical access hospital. Taylor is CEO of Northern Rockies Medical Center.
- Rep. Kirk Wagoner, Montana City. Qualification: A legislator appointed by the Speaker of the House. Wagoner is a business owner from Jefferson County
- Jessica Rhoades, Helena. Qualification: Member of the general public or staff member of the Governor’s Office. Rhoades is the Governor’s Health and Families Policy Advisor.
- Sen. Bob Keenan, Bigfork. Qualification: A legislator appointed by the President of the Senate. Keenan is a businessman from Big Fork.
- Rep. Kim Abbott, Helena. Qualification: A legislator appointed by the House Minority Leader. Abbott is a community advocate in Helena.
- Sen. Mary Caferro, Helena. Qualification: A legislator appointed by the Senate Minority Leader. Caferro is The Arc Montana coordinator.
- Kris Hansen, Helena. Qualification: Representative of the State Auditor's Office.
Ex-officio, non-voting members
- Senator Edward Buttrey, Great Falls. Qualification: Buttrey is the bill sponsor and a state Senator from Great Falls.
- Marie Matthews, Helena. Qualification: Matthews is the DPHHS Medicaid Director.
- Galen Hollenbaugh, Helena. Qualification: Hollenbaugh is the Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.
- Heather O’Loughlin, Helena. Qualification: O’Loughlin is the Co-Director of the Montana Budget and Policy Center.
- Barbara Schneeman, Billings. Qualification: Schneeman is the Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs for RiverStone Health.