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 this site for more information as these virtual events are scheduled and opened for registration. Once registration is open, please click on the link for the Save the Date Notice for specific information about the training and register at https://regionalcmsitutrainings.com

 2020-2021 ITU Virtual Trainings

Location Dates Registration Status
IHS Phoenix/Tucson Area  Weeks of November 30 - December 7 Registration is closed

IHS Navajo area 

Weeks of May 3 and May10

Registration is Open

Save the Date (PDF)

IHS Portland/Billings Area Weeks of April 5 and April 12 

Registration is Open

Save the Date  (PDF)

IHS Albuquerque Area 

Weeks of April 26 and May 3  

Registration is Open

Save the Date (PDF)

IHS Oklahoma City Area Weeks of May 10 and May 17

Registration is Open

Save the Date (PDF)

IHS California Area

Weeks of May 17 and May 24

Registration is Open

Save the Date (PDF)

IHS Great Plains  Area Weeks of June 7 and June 14  Coming Soon
IHS Bemidji/Nashville Area Weeks of June 14 and June 21 Coming Soon
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