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CMS Division of Tribal Affairs 

Webinars & All Tribes Calls




Long Term Supports and Services 

Technical Assistance Center

Date:  Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time:  2:00 to 3:00PM, EDT


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 #.  

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All Tribes Calls

Date:  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time:  1:00 to 2:00PM, EDT


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


Date:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time:  1:00 to 2:30PM, EDT


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: