Richard Opper http://kufm.org en MT Developmental Center reorganizing after 10-percent budget cut http://kufm.org/post/mt-developmental-center-reorganizing-after-10-percent-budget-cut <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Montana Developmental Center (MDC) in Boulder is trimming about ten percent from its budget following cuts handed down by the state legislature.</span></p><p>The facility provides treatment to people with developmental disabilities whose aggressive behavior has led the courts to determine they pose a risk to themselves or others. Those in charge at MDC say they are working to make the $1.5 million in annual cuts without compromising safety or standard of care.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:19:34 +0000 Dan Boyce 8603 at http://kufm.org MT Developmental Center reorganizing after 10-percent budget cut DPHHS unveils new state health initiative http://kufm.org/post/dphhs-unveils-new-state-health-initiative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve Bullock announced a new initiative Thursday to improve health outcomes in the state. The plan, called “Big Sky. New Horizons. A Healthier Montana” outlines a series of strategies to address some of the state’s biggest health and safety concerns, like smoking and motor vehicle fatalities.</span></p><p>“When it comes to healthcare, we will, we have and will continue to have grand policy debates about who pays and how much they should pay,” Bullock said, “but what we shouldn’t lose sight of is there’s so much we can do.”</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:09:45 +0000 Dan Boyce 4244 at http://kufm.org DPHHS unveils new state health initiative Disability service providers protest change in Medicaid rate increases http://kufm.org/post/disability-service-providers-protest-change-medicaid-rate-increases <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Providers of general care for the developmentally disabled are asking the public to speak out against a plan from the state Department of Public Health and Human Services to alter an increase in Medicaid dollars for raises.</span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:36:41 +0000 Dan Boyce 3067 at http://kufm.org Disability service providers protest change in Medicaid rate increases