Health Care System
Billings Clinic is holding a free informational program called “Nine things you need to know about health insurance.” A panel including Dr. Heidi Duncan, physician director of health policy; Becky Kelly, director of payer relations; and Jan Hoy, payer relations associate, will present and an…
Billings Clinic will host a free program called “Nine things you need to know about health insurance" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at the Clinic.
RiverStone Health has achieved an unprecedented success in efforts to bolster Montana’s health care workforce. The Community Health Center is training dentists and just graduated its first resident — the first dental resident trained in Montana.
HARDIN — A new Community Health Center, fueled by a $604,000 federal grant, is scheduled to open in this community of 3,500 as soon as October.
The ability of adults to obtain basic health care services in the United States has declined in nearly every state over the past decade, even for those who have health insurance -- and Montana is no exception, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
HELENA — Three Montana community health centers won multimillion-dollar federal grants on Tuesday, enabling them to launch major expansions of medical services that serve thousands of people in Helena, Missoula and Havre.
HELENA — A panel of state and union officials Monday began a weeklong “scoring” of the six proposals from private health care contractors to set up and operate a low-cost health clinic in Helena for state employees.
WASHINGTON — Listening to the lawyers talking nonstop last week about health care gave me a headache, so I decided to consult one of the nation’s top doctors. He offered a real-world diagnosis of what’s happening in health care — and a reminder of how much it’s changing, regardless of what t…
President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform is now 2 years old and the topic remains as polarizing today as it was when he signed the law.
More than 100,000 veterans call Montana home, many of them living in remote parts of the state where accessing quality health care is a challenge.
The new health care reform laws and a struggling economy present some unique challenges for all of us. Nonetheless, the uncertainty we are facing in Montana and throughout America presents us with an opportunity to improve our health care system and the manner in which we all access quality …
The federal government last month announced a three-year $45 million Medicare pilot program to determine how well the “patient-centered medical home” lowers cost and improves quality of patient care. The pilot is supposed to involve 500 teams of health care professionals nationwide and up to…
Casper’s Community Health Center and the University of Wyoming’s Family Medicine Residency Program will begin treating patients separately after Thursday.
As many as 108,000 veterans living in Montana can now communicate online with health care staff through a new feature of the Internet-based My HealtheVet program.
At 99,600 people and counting, Montana Medicaid, the state-federal program that pays medical bills for the disabled and those who can't afford to, has reached unprecedented levels of service.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Medical Center is considering the creation of a statewide organization in anticipation of federal health care reforms to improve patient care and reduce costs, its CEO said this week.
It was a small group dwarfed by a thunderous message aimed specifically at women: Health care reform has positively affected their lives and those of their families.
CHEYENNE — Wyoming has won an $800,000 federal grant to study the best way to set up a health care insurance exchange program in the state, as required under the new federal health care reform law.
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama talked somberly last week about getting the federal budget under control once the present economic crisis is past. To do that, he'll have to confront the rapid growth of health spending, which in 2007 was already a quarter of total federal spending of $2.7 trillion.…