Great things are going on at RMHBDA!
2019 Education Weekend & RMHBDA Annual Meeting
February 22–24, 2019
Registration Deadline February 1.
Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman, Montana
RMHBDA & the University of Colorado Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
February is time for the 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.
This education weekend and annual meeting of RMHBDA is designed to bring you education, up-to-date information about life with a bleeding disorder, and connect you with other families in our two-state area.
Check-in for the event will be Friday from 4–6 pm followed by dinner.
For our youth, we will have a variety of programming available. Please pack your life-jackets for pool time in the afternoon!
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.
Need assistance to attend Education Weekend?
RMHBDA will provide Patient Assistance applications in all registration packets. Please save all gas, food, and travel expense receipts! If you have any questions, please direct them to Brad Benne, Executive Director at 406.586.4050.
2019 RMHBDA Calendar
Have a look at the 2019 calendar and mark your calendar! RMHBDA Family Camp, will be at Fairmont Hot Springs, in Anaconda, Montana. Dads in Action will be at Flathead Lake, the Walk will be in Kalispell and Billings, and the Women’s Retreat at Chico Hot Springs, along with a bunch of other events.
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 documents
RMHBDA Patient Assistance Fund Criteria (updated April 2018)
RMHBDA Patient Assistance Application (updated April 2018)
from NHF (updated September 2014)
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 Hemophilia Federation of America,