Rocky Mountain Health Network

about rmhn

our mission

Rocky Mountain Health Network will play a key role in improving quality and cost-efficiency over the full continuum of medical care. Comprehensive business and management services options are available to support medical providers and facilities.

our team

Carol Beam


Burke Kufeld

Director of Finance

Christy O'Connor

Manager Healthcare
Business Services

Kristi Mangus

Billing Supervisor

Lacey Wattles

Population Health
Informatics Analyst

Lori Northam

Gov’t Payer Specialist/CPC

Mollie Brandal

Provider Relations Specialist

Jenelle Hampton

Provider Enrollment Specialist

who we are and what we do

Rocky Mountain Health Network, Inc., is a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). A PHO is a vehicle that enables hospitals and physicians to work collaboratively toward accomplishing agreed upon objectives. The primary purpose for forming a PHO is to develop improved methods of healthcare delivery that incorporate comprehensive clinical integration. The future success of healthcare is dependent upon hospitals, physicians and other care givers working together. The PHO is an excellent model because it creates the entity that brings everyone together.

advantages of PHO

  • Provides an organized approach for participating
    hospitals and physicians to manage population
    health and better coordinate care across the care
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for many administrative
    duties such as insurance credentialing and
    utilization management. This reduces the burden
    on the individual providers and facilities.
  • Drives high-quality, cost-effective care delivery
    through promotion of evidence-based care
    standards and decision support tools, and the
    reduction of unnecessary variation and utilization
  • Allows participating physicians to align economic
    incentives for improvements in cost, quality and
    efficiency for the evolving reimbursement models

RMHN was founded in 1991 by St. Vincent Healthcare
and its affiliated medical staff. RMHN was formed to
provide a comprehensive network of providers that
contracts with commercial payers for the provision of
care in Yellowstone and surrounding counties. Today,
RMHN brings together hospitals, surgery centers,

primary care physicians, specialists and allied health professional to help employers and others with quality, cost and access.

RMHN has over 1,000 provider members throughout Montana and Wyoming. Through the successful collaboration of these members, tens of thousands of people have access to the highest quality care. RMHN simplifies its member’s ability to participate in multiple health plans. As a messenger model, RMHN serves as the liaison with managed care organizations and each member has the ability to opt in or opt out of participating in the payer agreement. RMHN currently manages over 30 payer agreements on behalf of its members. RMHN works proactively with payers, third party administrators and other networks to ensure continued access to high quality healthcare.

In the Fall of 2013, RMHN formed a wholly owned
subsidiary, Rocky Mountain Accountable Health Network
(RMAHN). RMAHN is the Accountable Care Organization for St. Vincent Healthcare and its affiliated providers.
Members of RMHN have access to the ACO and all of its initiatives. For additional information on RMAHN, click here.

board of directors

Carol Beam


Brett MacAdam, MD

Board Chair

Michael Wilcox, MD

Medical Director – Credentialing

Zachary Scheer, MD

Medical Director – Population Health

Blackshear Bryan III, MD

Jennifer Alderfer, MBA, MHA, FACHE


Joel Dunn, MD