The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jon Ebelt
DPHHS Public Information Officer 

DPHHS Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Services


Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced the agency is seeking public comment on its federal application to expand mental health and substance use treatment services through the Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatment (HEART) Initiative.

Governor Greg Gianforte recently signed the HEART Initiative into law through HB 701 that was sponsored by Rep. Mike Hopkins of Missoula. Now, DPHHS must begin the federally-required process of submitting a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servic...

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