The role of the Health Resources Division (HRD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to provide health care for low-income and disabled Montanans through Medicaid and the Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) Plan.
The division provides administration, policy development, and reimbursement for the primary and acute care portions of the Medicaid program. It also provides children's mental health services and health insurance coverage for children through CHIP.
Medicaid services include:
The Acute Services Bureau manages the Medicaid programs for home infusion therapy, dental services, durable medical equipment, school-based services, eyeglasses, audiology, therapies, prescription drugs, and transportation.
The Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) Plan provides free or low-cost health coverage for children up to age 19 in families who cannot afford other health insurance.
The Hospital and Clinical Services Bureau manages the Medicaid inpatient and outpatient hospital services, Indian health services, end-stage renal disease services, ambulatory surgical centers, freestanding dialysis clinics, federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, and critical access hospitals.
The Managed Care Bureau manages the Medicaid programs for physician-related services, including claims management and resolution, provided by physicians, mid-level practitioners, podiatrists, laboratories, chiropractors, respiratory therapists, and nutritionists. The Montana Medicaid managed-care program is known as PASSPORT to Health .
In 2004, the bureau implemented a new program known as Nurse First. It provides assistance to Medicaid recipients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart conditions. Through a telephone hotline, it also helps all Medicaid clients make appropriate decisions about the level of medical care they need in any given situation.
Page last updated: 05/22/2013