Department of Labor and Industry

Domiciliary Care

39-71-1107 (3) MCA

When a worker suffers from a condition that requires 24-hour care and that results from the accident but that requires domiciliary care other than as provided in Title 37, chapter 8, the care may be provided by a family member. The insurer's responsibility for reimbursement for the care is limited to no more than the daily statewide average medicaid reimbursement rate for the current fiscal year for care in a nursing home. The insurer is not responsible for respite care.

The daily statewide average Medicaid reimbursement rate for care in a nursing home:

Effective: July 1, 2013 $166.09
  July 1, 2012 $162.66
  July 1, 2011 $161.75
  July 1, 2010 $163.87
  July 1, 2009 $161.99
  July 1, 2008 $158.84
  July 1, 2007 $153.78
  July 1, 2006 $145.87
  July 1, 2005 $139.86
  July 1, 2004 $121.52
  July 1, 2003 $116.51

39-71-1107 (4) MCA

Domiclliary care by a family member that is necessary for a period of less than 24 hours a day may not exceed the hourly mean wage by area for homehealth aides, as published by the deeartment in the most recent edition of the Montana informational Wage Rates by Occupation and adopted annually by the department prior to January 1. The insurer is not liable for more than 8 hours of care each day at the rate in effect at the time that the services are rendered.

PUBLISH DATE AREA NAME  MEAN HOURLY WAGE 
January 1, 2014 Unchanged; see January 1, 2013 below  
     
January 1, 2013 STATEWIDE  $9.91
  Billings MSA  $10.52
  Great Falls MSA  $8.43
  Missoula MSA  $9.69
  Eastern Montana  $10.03
  Central Montana  $9.52
  Southwestern Montana  $10.53
  Western Montana  $9.83
     
January 1, 2012 STATEWIDE  $9.86
  Billings MSA  $10.47
  Great Falls MSA  $8.03
  Missoula MSA  $9.63
  Eastern Montana  $10.01
  Central Montana  $9.46
  Southwestern Montana  $10.62
  Western Montana  $9.31
     
January 1, 2011 STATEWIDE  $9.76
  Billings MSA  $10.14
  Great Falls MSA  $8.73
  Missoula MSA  $8.46
  Eastern Montana  $10.33
  Central Montana  $9.08
  Southwestern Montana  $10.17
  Western Montana  $9.47
     
January 1, 2010 STATEWIDE  $9.81
  Billings MSA  $10.14
  Great Falls MSA  $8.68
  Missoula MSA  $9.75
  Eastern Montana  $8.83
  Central Montana  $10.53
  Southwestern Montana  $9.89
  Western Montana  $9.18
     
January 1, 2009 STATEWIDE  $9.32
  Billings MSA  $9.77
  Great Falls MSA  $8.83
  Missoula MSA  $9.35
  Eastern Montana  $8.21
  Central Montana  $9.05
  Southwestern Montana  $9.13
  Western Montana  $9.20
     
January 1, 2008 STATEWIDE  $8.58
  Billings MSA  $9.16
  Great Falls MSA  $8.44
  Missoula MSA  $8.25
  Eastern Montana  $7.38
  Central Montana  $8.75
  Southwestern Montana  $8.82
  Western Montana  $9.15
     
January 1, 2007 STATEWIDE  $8.73
  Billings MSA  $8.80
  Great Falls MSA  $8.30
  Missoula MSA  $7.90
  Eastern Montana  Not Published 
  Central Montana  Not Published 
  Southwestern Montana  Not Published 
  Western Montana  Not Published 
     
January 1, 2006 STATEWIDE  $8.41
  Billings MSA  $8.69
  Great Falls MSA  $8.16
  Missoula MSA  $7.89
     
January 1, 2005 STATEWIDE  $8.25
  Billings MSA  $8.42
  Great Falls MSA  Not Published