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Rural Health
Resources by State: Montana

State Laws and Policies Affecting Broadband Access in Eight Northern Region States
Highlights several state-level broadband policies and their effect on healthcare access in rural communities in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Compares broadband access in rural areas to state and national averages and breaks down the policies in each state.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Network for Public Health Law
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Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services: Selected States' Program Structures and Challenges Providing Services
Examines the challenges states face in providing home- or community-based care instead of nursing home care under their state Medicaid programs, focusing on Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, and Oregon. Addresses program funding, workforce issues, eligibility and enrollment, populations targeted for the programs, use of managed care, and more. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Report to Congress: Demonstration Project on Community Health Integration Models in Certain Rural Counties, Interim Report 2018
Provides an overview of and first year findings from the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration (FCHIP), which includes 10 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in three states: North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska. The demonstration intends to increase the quality and coordination of care, with focuses on access to and payments for telehealth, ambulance services, and skilled nursing facility/nursing facility beds, as well as related regulatory challenges.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Health Opioid Program Funds Care Coordination Efforts for Recovery
Highlights programs funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy that provide opioid treatment and recovery care coordination. An Ohio program uses care coordination in an existing syringe exchange program and county family drug court, a Kentucky program focuses on helping prisoners, and a Montana program reaches new and expectant mothers.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Montana
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Relationships and Partnerships: How ACOs Are Improving Treatments for Super-Utilizers
Highlights three rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are working to improve care for their super-utilizer patients. Features three success stories showing how the ACOs helped meet patient needs and improve patient health.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Intent-to-Treat Analysis of a Simultaneous Multisite Telehealth Diabetes Prevention Program
Demonstrates the effectiveness of a 16-week diabetes prevention program (DPP) administered to 15 rural Montana communities using telehealth technology from a single urban medical site. Compares the findings with a concurrent study of a single urban face-to-face DPP intervention.
Author(s): Elizabeth L Ciemins, Patricia J Coon, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara L Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, et al.
Citation: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 6(1)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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The Continuum of Rural Medical Education
Slide presentations from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting, on the topics of Undergraduate Medical Education, Rural-Based Graduate Medical Education in Eastern Washington from 1985-2018, and University of Washington School of Medicine Residency Network. Includes statistics and maps showing locations of rural programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): John F. McCarthy, Robert K. Maudlin, Frederick Chen
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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Montana Primary Care, Dental Care, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Maps of Montana showing county-level information of Primary, Dental, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Also, identifies the location of correctional facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Service facilities, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Native American Reservations.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Network Spotlight: Montana Health Network
Highlights an interview with Chris Hopkins, VP of Strategy and Business Development with Montana Health Network. Provides a description of the Montana Health Network, member benefits, and challenges encountered when working on rural healthcare. Covers advantages of working in rural areas and insights gained through the development of the network.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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