To advocate for and support the advancement of healthcare by the use of telehealth for the benefit of all Montanans.
To be recognized and utilized as a primary resource for the innovation, advocacy, access, and awareness of telemedicine in the state of Montana.
Group formed from OAT funding (developing telemedicine networks in Billings and Great Falls), Vision Net, and DPHHS. Originally called the “Montana Healthcare Telecommunications Association”
Collaboration with MMA and MT Legislature to develop Telemedicine licensure for state
Original payment parity with MT Medicaid, setting stage for other payers
First, “if not very first” statewide Telehealth Alliance in the U.S.
SB 270 in 2013: Payment parity in state of MT for telehealth reimbursement
Membership grew, more statewide participants “dabbling” in telehealth, making MTA an “advocacy group of competitors”
NRTRC was developed & funded
COVID-19 brings telehealth to the forefront of healthcare