Upcoming All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Webinar:

Telehealth Development During the Public Health Emergency

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Telehealth is the utilization of technology to provide health care services to patients.

Beginning March 6, 2020, Medicare announced several flexibilities related to the delivery and reimbursement of telehealth services that were not offered before the COVID-19 PHE. Medicaid’s approach to telehealth has always allowed for states to have broad flexibilities when it came to designing their state telehealth policies. However, due to the PHE, State Medicaid Agencies responded by making additional changes to their Medicaid and CHIP telehealth policies to ensure the patients were maintaining access to their health care providers.


Purpose: The webinar will highlight telehealth flexibilities during the PHE, recent data on utilization of telehealth services, policy changes that impact American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), and future telehealth opportunities. Our presenter will also review CMS’ Medicaid Telehealth toolkit and supplemental toolkit, which features health resources to assist in navigating telehealth developments and flexibilities.

To view the CMS Medicaid Telehealth toolkit and supplemental toolkit, visit:


Open Enrollment is here!

Open Enrollment

The Open Enrollment Period for Medicare and Marketplace occurs annually and the time is now.  Don’t miss this opportunity add new coverage, or update your existing coverage.

Have questions? No problem.  View a copy of the presentation from the All Tribes Consultation Webinar on Marketplace Open Enrollment




CMS Releases Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS American Indian/Alaska Native 2023 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements Notice of Funding Opportunity

On Tuesday October 17, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) HEALTHY KIDS American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) 2023 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  The Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreement program provides funding to reduce the number of AI/AN children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and to improve retention of eligible children who are enrolled in the programs.  Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to the following eligible applicant entities, or coalitions headed by eligible entities:

  1. Indian Health Service (IHS) Providers
  2. Indian tribe, tribal consortium, Tribal organizations operating a health program under a contract or compact with the Indian Health Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education (ISDEAA) (P.L. 93-638, as amended)
  3. Urban Indian organizations operating a health program under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) (P.L. 94-437, as amended)

This funding will support innovative outreach strategies aimed at:

  • increasing the enrollment and retention of eligible AI/AN children, parents, and pregnant individuals in Medicaid and CHIP,
  • emphasizing activities tailored to communities where AI/AN children and families reside, and
  • enlisting tribal and other community leaders and tribal health and social services programs that serve eligible AI/AN children and families.

Learn more here:


Don't miss today's Conference Call for IHS, Tribes and Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations interested in applying


National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month - Upcoming Events

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2022-2023 Calendar 

CMS Tribal Affairs develops outreach materials and fact sheets on Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace, to educate and encourage enrollment of AI/ANs into these programs. We are pleased to announce the release of an 18th month calendar, January 2022 to June 2023, featuring 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.

For more information about CMS Tribal Affairs outreach materials, visit   To order the CMS Tribal 2022 -2023 calendar or any of our outreach materials, please visit our website at   All materials are free and you can order as many as you need.

Please visit the CMS Tribal Affairs website to learn about upcoming webinars and training opportunities, at or if you need assistance or have questions, please email us at

We hope you enjoy the calendar!

Kitty Marx, Director

CMS Tribal Affairs


Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?

Is your mailing address up to date?

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 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:

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