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Montana Health Network (MHN)

  • Year Network was Established: 1987
  • Grant Period: 2011-2013
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Chris Hopkins
  • Service Area: Eastern Montana
  • Program Overview: Montana Health Network (MHN) is a for-profit network that provides a range of services and products for both shareholder and non-member healthcare organizations. MHN was initially started by 13 CEOs of local provider organizations as a provider of liability insurance. It has since expanded its offerings to provide a wide range of services to members that include:
    • Workers compensation insurance
    • Primary care telemedicine
    • Advanced education and training for clinical staff
    • Human resource products (for example, 401K retirement accounts and health insurance)
    • Provider services (for example, credentialing)
    • Staffing agency
    MHN is also the regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

    MHN currently has 17 shareholding provider organizations, most of which are health centers, with a large number of affiliated organizations that utilize MHN's products.