Provider Rate Study

In September 2021, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) committed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to conduct a detailed provider rate methodology study for home and community-based services.  A study of broad programmatic service rates was also authorized through HB 632, Section 20, Subsection 2b and HB 155, Section 1.

This legislation recommends performing a study to conduct a provider cost and wage survey, along with other program and data analysis, to establish provider rates and make recommendations to adjust provider rates, if necessary, in an effort to maintain services.

Findings from the study will result in a comparative analysis with existing provider rates and proposed adjusted rates. The scope of the study includes Medicaid-funded behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and long-term services and support programs. The study will also consider the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on provider costs and the impact of rates going forward. Documentation, including study findings, official presentations and other documentation can be found on this site.

Montana Provider Rate Study

Steering Committee

Senior and Long-Term Care (SLTC)
Workgroup

Behavioral Health (BH)
Workgroup

Developmental Disabilities (DD)
Workgroup

Nursing Facility Workgroup

Reports

Need More Information?

Rate Study Contacts:

Jackie Jandt, DPHHS: jjandt@mt.gov

Have Questions?

Send an email to the Rate Study inbox: mt-dphhs-rates@guidehouse.com