Trainings

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, in partnership with the States, the Veterans Administration, the Social Security Administration, and the IHS, provides training to patient benefits advocates on the programs and benefits available through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The target audience for the CMS ITU trainings is:

  • Business Office staff
  • Benefits Coordinators
  • Patient Registration staff
  • Medical Records staff
  • Purchased Referred Care Services staff

Virtual Trainings: Due to travel and training restrictions issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMS Division of Tribal Affairs will be offering virtual training per IHS Area as indicated in the chart below. We encourage ITU staff to register for training being held for their respective areas as the agendas will be developed to address issues for particular Areas and State Medicaid/CHIP presentations for states located in the IHS Areas. However, if you are not able to attend a particular topic during your Area training event, you may register for webinars in other Areas.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): You will receive 1 CEU from AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) for each webinar you attend for up to a maximum of 14 CEU’s for the virtual training series.  Because the agenda presentations will vary from Area, the number of CEUs available for each training will vary.  You will need to participate in the full webinar and not log off early to receive the CEU certificate.  At the end of each training, you will be sent an online evaluation form to complete.  Your feedback is important to help us improve.  After completing the evaluation, you will receive your CEU’s for virtual training.  See the agenda and specific Save the Date Notice for deadlines for submitting evaluations in order to receive the CEUs.

Registration: Please visit https://regionalcmsitutrainings.com to register for CMS ITU trainings.  Once registration is open, please click on the link for the “Save the Date”, which includes detailed information about the training and registration.  Registration opens 30 days prior to training and training materials column will provide you with a link to access and print all training materials. 

 2021-2022 ITU Virtual Trainings

Location  Dates  Registration Status  Training Materials 
IHS Phoenix Area 

Winter 2021-2022

Weeks of January 24 and 31

Click here for Registration 

Links to materials 

IHS Navajo Area 

Spring 2022

Weeks of March 21 and 28

 

Click here for Registration 

Link to materials

IHS Portland/Billings Area 

Spring 2022

Weeks of April 4 and 11

Billings 

(Mornings)

Portland 

(Afternoons)

 

Click here for

Registration-Portland 

Click here for

Registration-Billings 

 

Link to materials -Portland

Link to materials-Billings

IHS Albuquerque Area 

Spring 2022

Weeks of April 18 and 25

Click here for Registration

Link to materials
IHS Oklahoma City Area

Summer 2022

Weeks of May 9 and 16

Click here for Registration 

Link to 

materials:

IHS California Area

Summer 2022

Weeks of May 23 and 30

 

Click here for Registration 

 

Link to  

materials:

IHS Great Plains  Area

Summer 2022

Weeks of June 6 and 13

Click here for Registration 

Link to materials

IHS Nashville Area

Summer 2022

Weeks of June 20 and 27

(Mornings)

Click Here for Registration 

Link to Materials

IHS Bemidji Area

Summer 2022

Weeks of June 20 and 27

(Afternoons)

Click Here for Registration   Materials coming soon
IHS Partnership Training 

Series 

Weeks of January 19 to February 18

Webinars are on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

(Afternoons)

Click here for Registration  

Link to 

materials 

ACL/NICOA Training 

Series 

Weeks of January 18 to March 

Webinars on Tuesdays

(Afternoons)

Click here for Registration 

Link to

Materials

Tribal Leaders Training

Series 

Weeks of January 20th to April 21

Webinars are on Thursdays

(Afternoons)

Click here for Registration 

Link to

materials 

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