Upcoming All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Webinars
All Tribes Webinar on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services
Registration is now open
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs, in collaboration with the CMS Medicaid Benefits and Health Programs Group, is holding an All Tribes Webinar on Wednesday, June 22, 2023 from 3:30-4:30 pm Eastern Time to provide an overview of home and community-based services (HCBS) provisions in the Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services (CMS 2442-P) proposed rule and to discuss flexibilities under Medicaid to continue paying family caregivers as providers, following the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE).
Over the past several decades, HCBS have become a critical component of the Medicaid program and are part of a larger framework of progress toward community integration of older adults and people of all ages with disabilities that spans efforts across the Federal government.
CMS recently released the Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services (CMS 2442-P) notice of proposed rule-making. We invite participants to attend our session to understand the HCBS provisions included in the proposed rule and to hear about and how they relate to the American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
This webinar will describe how CMS is proposing to establish a strategy for oversight, monitoring, quality assurance, and quality improvement for HCBS programs and discuss other important proposed policies related to HCBS. In addition, presenters will go over family caregiving reimbursement flexibilities continued after the PHE.
All materials for this All Tribes Engagement Webinar can be found our Spotlight page at https://go.cms.gov/AIAN
There will be a 60-day comment period for CMS 2442-P notice of proposed rulemaking, and comments must be submitted to the Federal Register no later than July 3, 2023. For more information on how to submit comments or to review the entire rule go to, https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-05-03/pdf/2023-08959.pdf
The Fact Sheet that provides a summary of key HCBS provisions is, here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/ensuring-access-medicaid-services-cms-2442-p-notice-proposed-rulemaking
The 2023 – 2024 Calendar is here!
CMS’ Division Tribal Affairs is pleased to announce the release of our 18th month calendar for July 2023 to December 2024. This calendar features health information, website links to excellent resources, planning space for items applicable to your family, and other ways to improve your overall health.
The information in the calendar is intended to assist Tribal families in taking better control of their health, including enrollment in health coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
To order the CMS Tribal 2023 -2024 calendar or any of our outreach materials, please visit the Tribal Products Ordering Page. Please allow 2 weeks for your order to be completed.
We hope you enjoy the calendar!
Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?
If so, you may soon need to take steps to find out if you can continue your coverage. Soon, states will resume Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means some people with Medicaid or CHIP could be disenrolled from those programs. However, they may be eligible to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace ®, and get help paying for it.
Here are some things you can do to prepare.
- Make sure your address is up to date.
- Make sure your state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
Get more information
- Contact your state Medicaid office or visit Medicaid.gov for more information about Medicaid or CHIP renewal.
- Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
Help spread the word to promote COVID-19 vaccination so we can reach community immunity.
We Can Do This. We’re working to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence, encourage prevention, and support our partners’ efforts to reach their communities.
Through strong partnerships with tribes and urban Indian organizations across Indian Country, the Indian Health Service has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines in Native communities, but there is still more work to do to reach community immunity.
You can help by:
- AIAN Toolkit https://wecandothis.hhs.gov/aian-triabal-leaders-toolkit
- Sharing resources for American Indian and Alaska Native communities .
- Joining the COVID-19 Community Corps and receive weekly emails featuring tips, news, and resources to share with your community.
- Using new social media profile frames to display your choice to get vaccinated and encourage your friends and family to do the same.