CMS Division of Tribal Affairs
Important information for our tribal partners
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to helping the Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal Health Programs, and Urban Indian Programs to maximize their ability to access third party resources. To meet this objective, CMS holds face to face trainings for third party business office staff, in partnership with the State Medicaid agencies, Medicare, the Social Security Administration, and the IHS. Due to travel and training restrictions issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed our ITU trainings through June 2020. The CMS Division of Tribal Affairs has developed the following webinars to provide business office staff, patient registration and patient benefit coordinators the following virtual opportunities on topics featured at the CMS ITU face to face trainings. These webinars will be archived and will be available on http://go.cms.gov/All-Tribes-Calls Please register for the webinars using the link for each webinar.
To Register, please visit: CMS ITU training webinars April - June 2020 (PDF)
Two NEW Videos - PSAs
How to use CMS tribal outreach materials
This video demonstrates tips on using CMS tribal outreach materials at an information booth at a Health Fair or community Pow-wow.
https://youtu.be/de4mPvJXb3M This video demonstrates tips on using CMS tribal outreach materials: Patient Home Visit, Enrollment Assister, Health Care Provider, Pow-wow/Health Fair
The Impact of Health Disparities on American Indian and Alaska Natives
On November 1, 2018, HHS sponsored the November 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Observance. The keynote speaker was Donald Warne M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Warne spoke on The Impact of Health Disparities on American Indian and Alaska Natives. The program has been archived on the HHS YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/fPxsjw-w64k