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CMS Division of Tribal Affairs 

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Medicare 101 

Date:  Monday, April 14, 2014

Time:  1:00 to 2:30PM, EDT.

Presenter:
Nancy Rios, CMS Native American Contact, Region 7

This webinar is a repeat with extended time to give an overview of the Medicare program and to let you know where you can get information.   Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). The webinar will also address provisions specific to American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

To Join the webinar dial in:
Dial-in: 1 (855) 319-9408
    http://www.cmsitutrainings.net/

To learn more about the Marketplace and the application process, visit www.healthcare.gov/tribal.

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1115 Waivers

Date:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Time:  1:00 to 2:00PM, EDT.

Presenter:
 Lane Terwilliger, CMS Technical Director, Division of Waivers and State Demonstrations

Children and Adults Health Programs Group

This webinar will provide an overview of the 1115 Waiver program and address provisions specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

To Join the webinar dial in:
Dial-in: 1 (855) 319-9408
    http://www.cmsitutrainings.net/

To learn more about the Marketplace and the application process, visit www.healthcare.gov/tribal.

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Long Term Supports and Services 

Technical Assistance Center

Date:  Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time:  2:00 to 3:00PM, EDT

Presenters:

Sarah Peterson, Content Designer, Kauffman & Associates, Inc.
   Blake Harper, Project Manager, Kauffman & Associates, Inc. 

To Join the webinar:

1. Go to the Adobe Connect webinar.
2. Select "Enter as a Guest."
3. Type in your first and last name.
4. Click "Enter Room."
5. For audio, call 1-888-757-2790.
6. Enter 177695 and then press #.  

To learn more about the Long Term Supports and Services visit:  http://go.cms.gov/AIAN-LongTermCare   

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All Tribes Calls

Date:  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time:  1:00 to 2:00PM, EDT

1-888-637-7740

Participant Code: 124778

The purpose of this ALL TRIBES’ CALL is for CMS staff to obtain advice and input on an Interim Final Rule on the Affordable Care Act: Third Party Payment of Qualified Health Plan Premiums.  Effective March 14, 2014, this Interim Final Rule , with comment, requires issuers to immediately begin accepting third party payments for enrollee premiums and cost sharing from Indian tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs, and state and federal government programs for enrollees in the individual Marketplaces. This rule builds on previous guidance CMS issued that encouraged issuers and Marketplaces to accept these payments.  Comments are due May 13, 2014 per instructions in the Interim Final Rule found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-19/html/2014-06031.htm

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Date:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time:  1:00 to 2:30PM, EDT

1-888-542-1138

Participant Code: 191937

The purpose of this ALL TRIBES’ CALL is for CMS staff to obtain advice and input regarding the Medicaid managed care protections found in Section 5006(d) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  This section added a new section 1932(h) to the Medicaid statute and section 2107(e)(1)(J) to the CHIP statute, which will apply consistent rules governing the treatment of Indians, Indian health care providers–I/T/Us, and Indian Managed Care Entities (IMCEs) in a State Medicaid or CHIP managed care program.  CMS issued a State Medicaid Director letter on January 22, 2010 that explains 5006(d) in more detail. The letter can be found at: http://downloads.cms.gov/cmsgov/archived-downloads/SMDL/downloads/SMD10001.PDF