Montana

https://mt.gov

 

Montana Department of Health: https://leg.mt.gov/lfd/state-agency-profiles/department-public-health-human-services/

List of Montana Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mt

 

How many hospitals are there in Montana? 

There are 69 hospitals in Montana. This includes 18 government hospitals and 3 private hospitals, with over 4,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Montana?

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services regulates health facilities in Montana. Their services include: child welfare, foster care, aging services, and drug abuse programs.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Montana? 

There are over 60 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Montana for the 18 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in Montana?

The Montana Department of Nursing Home Administrators regulates nursing homes in Montana. Its mission is to promote health and safety of its citizens and delivering quality care.

 

What is the Montana Department of Health and Human Services Responsible for?

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Services include: child welfare, foster care, aging services, and drug abuse programs.

What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Montana? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Montana law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards applying to health care providers across the US. Individuals  have the rights to see and get a copy of their medical records and have information added to their medical records to make it more accurate. They also have the rights to file a complaint with the state agency for any violations of the law. 

 

HealthCare Compliance Issues in Montana

Healthcare compliance issues in Montana include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.