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DPHHS Director Comments On Loss Of Federal Funding For State Hospital

(Credit: Montana DPHHS website) Earlier this month, the Montana State Hospital lost a projected $7 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after federal inspectors determined its practices put patients at risk of serious illness and death. Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Me...

DPHHS Director Comments On State Hospital Losing Federal Funding

Tuesday the Montana State Hospital lost its federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after investigations and warnings following four patient deaths. During a Senate committee hearing Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier said it was in the process of addressing the issues identified prio...

Montana State Hospital Facing Employment Challenges

The Montana State Hospital is on the verge of losing federal funding after a federal investigation revealed massive staffing shortages led to at least four patient deaths. Department of Public health Director Adam Meier recently told lawmakers they’ve been hiring contract workers as a temporary solution.

Improvement Deadline Extended For Montana State Hospital

State health department director Adam Meier said Tuesday during an interim legislative committee meeting Montana’s heavy reliance on contract workers to make up for a lack of full-time staff is not a sustainable workforce model for the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs. The department is working with the Centers for Medicare and Med...

DPHHS To Address Staff Shortage At State Hospital

The Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs is at risk of losing its federal funding if a number of conditions aren’t improved by a Monday deadline. Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier says one area they’re focusing on is providing competitive wages to address a current staffing shortage.

DPHHS Announces Additions To Parent Resource Website

The Department of Public Health and Human Services has updated resource tools on its website ParentingMontana.org to help Montana guardians teach kids about marijuana and other drug misuse and topics like stress and childhood trauma. Director Adam Meier.

Montana Lawmakers Approve Additional Child Care Funding

Thursday Montana’s American Rescue Plan Act Health Commission voted to advance $30 million in stabilization funding to child care providers impacted by the pandemic. Director of Public Health and Human Services Adam Meier explained during the commission meeting that these funds come from previously determined funds that were not yet approved. ...