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Veterans will soon have access to 'one-stop' medical services, including pharmaceutical

Veterans will soon have access to 'one-stop' medical services, including pharmaceutical

VA medical facilities on the Billings West End will soon become a one-stop destination for veterans.

October 10, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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6 candidates interview to lead VA Montana Health Care system

A field of six candidates vying to lead Montana’s VA Health Care system is being narrowed as officials prepare to name a new director.

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New VA Clinic brings specialty services closer to Billings-area veterans

New VA Clinic brings specialty services closer to Billings-area veterans

A standing-room-only crowd of at least 200 people Friday morning helped officially open the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, which gives veterans in the Billings area access to specialty services.

April 11, 2014 11:15 am Photos

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Veteran: 'Buildings don’t give patient care, people give patient care'

Veteran: 'Buildings don’t give patient care, people give patient care'

In less than six weeks, the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic on Billings' West End is scheduled to open to veterans.

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Guest opinion: Compare networks, copays, premiums when choosing plan

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been a whirlwind, but one thing has remained steady — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana’s commitment to do everything in our power to help our current and potential customers navigate the new health insurance landscape.

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Hiring underway as expansion of VA Clinic nears completion

Hiring underway as expansion of VA Clinic nears completion

Contractors anticipate finishing the newly expanded 70,000-square-foot Veterans Affairs Clinic in Billings by Feb. 1.

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Hospice isn't death sentence, it's help, daughter says

Hospice isn't death sentence, it's help, daughter says

October 2012 marked a pivotal point in Velda Desmul’s life as she collapsed both mentally and physically.

November 12, 2013 11:45 pm Video Photos

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Excitement, some skepticism, as VA Clinic expansion continues

Excitement, some skepticism, as VA Clinic expansion continues

Excitement — and some skepticism — are building as the expanded 70,000-square-foot Veterans Affairs Clinic in Billings moves closer to reality.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Montana VA director hears concerns at small forum on Friday

Montana VA director hears concerns at small forum on Friday

Montana’s veterans will be heard as federal officials work to improve the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System, its new director told a small veterans forum Friday.

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Hirsig warns of Wyoming health exchange pitfalls

Hirsig warns of Wyoming health exchange pitfalls

CASPER — The federal government likely will face tough sledding, at least initially, when it starts operating a health insurance marketplace for Wyoming residents this fall, the state's insurance commissioner told lawmakers at a hearing in Casper on Tuesday.

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RiverStone Health Foundation hosts hospice golf tournament

More than 200 golfers are expected to tee off for the 25th annual RiverStone Health Foundation’s Hospice Golf Tournament on June 7. The tournament benefits RiverStone Health Hospice Services.

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Grief support summer camp set for children, teens

RiverStone Health Hospice Services will host a free BraveHearts grief support summer camp for children and teenagers who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

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Company execs seeking to buy Montana insurer made $59M

HELENA — Illinois records show the top 10 executives of a Chicago-based health insurance company that wants to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana made $59 million in salary and bonuses last year.

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Insurer agrees to boost Blue Cross purchase price

HELENA — An Illinois health insurer has agreed to pay an additional $23 million to acquire Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana if state regulators signal by the end of the month they plan to approve the deal.

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RiverStone Health Hospice Services offers grief education program

"Living with Loss," a RiverStone Health Hospice Services grief education program, will begin a six-course session on March 9.

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Construction on VA Clinic expansion progressing on schedule

Construction on VA Clinic expansion progressing on schedule

Construction on a newly expanded 70,000-square-foot VA Clinic in Billings is under way and on pace to be completed by February 2014.

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Billings Clinic accredited as Accountable Care Organization

Billings Clinic is one of the first four health care organizations in the nation to receive accreditation as an Accountable Care Organization, according to an announcement from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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Billings Clinic selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations

Billings Clinic has been selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday.

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Leadership changes in store for VA Montana Healthcare System

Leadership changes in store for VA Montana Healthcare System

VA Montana is a step closer to getting a new director.

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Blue Cross Montana files documents on merger, will create $100 million foundation

Blue Cross Montana files documents on merger, will create $100 million foundation

HELENA – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s largest private health insurer, asked state regulators Friday to approve its proposed merger with an Illinois-based nonprofit insurance giant -– a move that also would create a $100 million-plus health charity in Montana.

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