Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Alternative Settings Project

The Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Alternate Settings Project is focused on developing proposed alternative service delivery methods and practices that provide a quality continuum of care across Montana. This includes designing needed services and estimating provider rates/costs to establish a plan for implementing alternative settings. The plan will focus on reducing the dependency on state-run behavioral health facilities.  

Community and stakeholder engagement will be a vital component of the development of alternative service delivery methods and practices. Similar to the Medicaid Provider Rate Study process, this project will rely upon input from several committees and workgroups, separate from the broader BHSFG Commission as established by House Bill 872. To enable robust stakeholder participation all workgroup and committee meetings are open to the public and provide time for public comment.  The community and stakeholder engagement structure will consist of the following five groups:

  • Alternative Settings Steering Committee - charged with utilizing workgroup recommendations and providing valuable information and strategic input that contributes to the development of a long-term strategic plan.

  • Continuum of Care Subcommittee - tasked with identification of services to develop a comprehensive and seamless system of care for individuals with behavioral health needs in both urban and rural/frontier areas.

  • Access Subcommittee - entrusted with the task of identifying and addressing the barriers to accessing behavioral health services in both urban and rural/frontier areas.

  • Workforce Subcommittee - responsible for identifying and addressing the workforce needs and challenges within the behavioral health sector.

  • Intellectual/Development Disabilities (I/DD) Subcommittee – will assist in providing information to help inform recommendations to ensure future treatment settings meet the needs of Montanans with I/DD

Behavioral Health (BH)

Intellectual/Development Disabilities (IDD)


Contact for this Project: 
Jackie Jandt