Understanding and Utilizing Health Care Resources on the Flathead Indian Reservation

Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $100,000

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal (CSKT) Health Department accomplished all objectives for this project. Through public law 638 they assumed the Indian Health Service budget for purchased and referred care and now manage the entirety of this program for the tribe. The grant funding allowed the CSKT Health Department to provide Medicaid and insurance outreach and enrollment services to clients of the Flathead reservations. Seven outreach events were held throughout the course of the project and enrollment in Medicaid and private insurance, employee plans, and marketplace plans continuously increased. Finally, CSKT trained providers and patients on the new coverage approach and on how to effectively use health care coverage.

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