Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill Monday to expand access to telehealth services that were originally extended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It permanently lifts requirements like an established relationship between a patient and doctor in several cases as well as restrictions on geographic proximity and location restrictions for patients. The bill also allows for additional types of technology to be used such as audio-only calls and extends telehealth coverage requirements to public employee benefit plans and self-insured student health plans.
The Billings Community Foundation has distributed over $3.5 million in grants in support of charitable organizations and projects throughout the Yellowstone Valley area region, with fundraisers including the Annual Yellowstone Valley Gives now in its sixth year. Executive Director Lauren Wright.