This analysis of Montana Medicaid claims data shows that more than half (54%) of Medicaid members with behavioral health needs receive care exclusively from primary care providers, and 81% of the Medicaid population that accessed behavioral health care received at least some of those services from a primary care practice.

As Montana seeks to build a more effective behavioral health system, this issue brief underscores the need to ensure that primary care providers are well-equipped and supported to prevent and treat mental illness and substance use disorders.

The issue brief was commissioned by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and produced by Manatt Health.

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