Montana Healthcare licensee and Medicaid provider list (Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division - Board of Medical Examiners)

Kamran Ahmed filed this request with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division - Board of Medical Examiners of Montana.
Multi Request Montana Healthcare licensee and Medicaid provider list


From: Kamran Ahmed

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Montana Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that include an updated list of all Montana State Medicaid healthcare providers with the INCLUSION of their respective National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers. I am also requesting ALL Montana state licensed healthcare providers with the inclusion of their state license number and, if available, their National Provider Identifier (NPI) number in electronic data set (CSV electronic data format is preferred; however, excel or PDF electronic formats are also acceptable). The Medicaid and state health care licensee list may include but is not limited to Physicians (MD, DO), Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CRNA, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Dentists, Podiatrists, Dental Assistants, Emergency Management providers, Disaster Preparedness Providers, Emergency Response Team Providers (with their respective state and/or federal licensure), Public Protection/Assistance providers (with respective licensure), Emergency Medical Personnel (EMTs, Paramedics), Respiratory Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Optometrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists, Psychologists, Radiology Technologists, Veterinary Medicine Providers, Athletic Trainers, Behavioral Analyst/Specialists, Mental Health Counselors, Audiologists, Certified Dietitians, Substance Abuse Disorder Counselors, along with any other available health providers. All types of healthcare practitioners from all dates electronically available (active, inactive and retired licensee data sets would be greatly appreciated. The specific items to be included in data set:
1. Provider name
2. Medicaid Identification number (if available and applicable).
3. National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
4. Montana State Healthcare License number and initial date of issuance or expiry (if available/applicable)
5. Education / School/Training, if available
6. Provider type (MD, DO, PA, RN, PT, OT, OD, CRNA, DMD, DDS, DPM etc)
7. Provider Specialty
8. Provider Practice Location
9. Please include Data Dictionary describing state Medicaid and state Licensure Data Sets
10. Please provide (if there is an existing) a static website link to verify an individual’s state healthcare licensure status provided by any and all available relevant state healthcare licensing boards.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please email me if the cost will exceed $50. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s healthcare transparency, healthcare access, fairness and greater overall public awareness. If you expect a significant delay in responding to and fulfilling this request, please contact me by phone or via email with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for considering my request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Kamran Ahmed

From: Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division - Board of Medical Examiners

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry does not collect Medicaid healthcare provider or NPI information. Please see the link below for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

A list of our licensees may be purchased from our Licensee List Download service found here:<>

You can click on What will my list look like? from the home page to see what fields of information you will receive. From the ‘Select a Licensing Board’ dropdown select the board for the licensees you are interested in; you will be given several other options for selecting the criteria for your list and then pay by credit card at the end.

NOTE: We do not give out phone numbers or email addresses for any of our licensees.

From: Kamran Ahmed

Thank you for your help in obtaining the requested information.


From: Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division - Board of Medical Examiners

Hi Kamran: The information you requested was provided below on August 25th. Please advise what else you are requesting follow up on. Thank you.

Melissa West
Compliance/Inspector Supervisor

Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Business Standards Division
PHONE (406) 841-2330<>