State boosts contract for oversight of state hospital, other facilities, to $7 million

The Montana state health department has expanded its contract with a private consulting group hired to oversee the struggling Montana State Hospital and other public health care facilities. The price tag for the amended contract with Alvarez & Marsal LLC, slated to conclude in September 2023, has also swelled to nearly $7 million dollars, up from the prior agreement’s figure of $2.2 million, negotiated earlier this year.