Great things are going on at RMHBDA!
RMHBDA Education Weekend 2018
February 23–25, 2018, Bozeman, Montana
We need help organizing!
Please contact Brad at 406.586.4050 if you are interested in serving on the Education Weekend committee — this is your organization!
February is time for the 15th Annual Education Weekend for people affected by bleeding disorders in Montana and Wyoming!
You and your family are invited for a weekend of informative sessions, youth programming for all ages, and an opportunity to connect with others dealing with similar challenges.
Don't miss your chapter's annual meeting for all members on Saturday — important decisions will be made at this meeting and your input is needed! Lodging and meals will be provided to attending members, so don't hesitate to send your registration off today!
Don't miss this opportunity with your Chapter, Industries, HTC Staff, Accredited Speakers, and your family. It will be a special and rewarding weekend for all.
Accepting Scholarship Applications
Deadline February 19, 2018
We are currently accepting applications for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship. We use an online application process provided by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). The application is available at https://aim.applyISTS.net/ColburnKeenan/
The application deadline is Monday, February 19th. Deadline extensions will not be provided.
Message from the Executive Director
Dear RMHBDA Supporters,
Thank you for joining us for our 6th Annual Walk to support our chapter and families dealing with bleeding disorders in Montana and Wyoming. We had over 125 walkers at Zoo Montana in Billings. Goodnatured and generous supporters helped raise over $46,000 and mission awareness. Our chapter also hosted our first walk in Kalispell, Montana. We had 60 walkers and raised over $11,000. I want to send a very gracious thank you to our volunteers, team captains, and walkers for making our walk a tremendous success. We are so grateful for your participation.
We would also like to extend a very gracious thank you to our local and corporate sponsors: Advanced Dental Professionals, St. Vincent's Healthcare, Barnard, Shire, Bayer, Bioverativ, Bozeman Deaconess, Avitus Group, Fifth Street Design, First Interstate Bank, Grifols, Aptevo, Accredo, Fuller Family Health, Bridger Creek Dental, Kalispell Regional Specialists, Octapharma, CSL Behring, First Montana Title, Billings Clinic, Advanced Hydroseeding, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, CVS Caremark, and Restore RX.
Patient Assistance Programs
A great new resource from the NHF:
“While the ACA’s implementation did many great things to provide access to healthcare coverage for the hemophilia and related bleeding disorders community, affordability still remains an issue for many. NHF’s Public Policy Team is often asked about resources available to assist patients with paying their premiums or out-of-pocket costs. In response to your inquiries, we have developed this document detailing patient assistance programs that remain available to members of the bleeding disorders community. Note the “accurate as of” date in red at the top right-hand corner. As changes are made to any of the programs listed, we will do our best to update the Patient Assistance document, and make the most recent version available to you.
“We have mentioned in previous updates that some insurers are not accepting third party assistance for qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased in the health insurance marketplace. The list currently includes certain insurers in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, New York, Nebraska and Louisiana. Therefore, it is possible that consumers will not be able to use an assistance program if they are enrolled in one of these plans.”
Patient Assistance Programs document
from RMHBDA (updated 3/9/15)
from NHF (updated 9/15/14)
Blood Disorder Web News
Our mission is to improve the quality of care and life for persons with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease through education, peer support, resources, and referral.
RMHBDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000 and is a chartered chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation and a chapter of Hemophillia Federation of America,