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How Montana’s mental health system is struggling to stay afloat after cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates for case managers

On January 1, 2018, mental health facilities across Montana were hit by a monumental cut to Medicaid reimbursement rates for case managers, who check in on mental health patients and help them navigate paperwork needed to participate in welfare programs. We follow a case manager in Missoula, Lisa Leon, as she struggles to juggle a large list of clients and fights to get the state budget reinstated, while making less money than she ever has.

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