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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

Once registration is open, the link to register can be accessed at:  http://www.cmsitutrainings.com

 2017-2018 ITU Trainings

REGION LOCATION DATES VENUE Additional Information
VII

IHS Partnership/Denver

August 20,  2017

Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse St   
Denver, CO 80237  

One day event in partnership with IHS

IX

Phoenix, AZ

November 14-16,2017

Embassy Suites
4400 S. Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282

3rd day for Revenue Training

VIII

Denver, CO

March 20-22, 2018

Hampton Inn & Suites
Denver Downtown
550 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202

IX

Gallup, NM (Navajo)

March, 2018

TBD

X

Seattle, WA

April 3-4, 2018

Holiday Inn Downtown Seattle
211 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

IX

SACRAMENTO, CA 

April 17-19, 2018

John Moss Building 
Stanford Room
650 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

3rd day for
In-Depth
Medicare Training
VI

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

April 23-24, 2018

Sheraton Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

V CHICAGO, IL May 3-4, 2018

Crown Plaza
733 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661

VI DALLAS, TX May 8-9, 2018 CMS Regional Office
9th Floor Conference Room
1301 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75202
I-IV

USET

June 2018

TBD

VII KANSAS CITY, MO TBD TBD
TBD IHS DIRECT SERVICES TBD TBD

Webinars

The Division of  Tribal Affairs will present a series of webinars throughout the year on a variety of topics related to Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act.  The purpose of the webinars is to share knowledge, build an ongoing dialogue among tribal, IHS, and Urban Indian health programs and share promising practices in Indian Country.  Webinars can be viewed at https://www.cmsitutrainings.com.  

Archived Webinar Topics 

  • Integrating ACA Outreach into Your Tribal Programs
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
  • South Dakota ITU Billing 101
  • Marketplace Tribal Referral Process
  • Update on CMS Outreach and Education Materials (ACF/CMS/NAMS partnership)
  • MAGI and Indian Trust Income
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery rules and Indian trust resources
  • Coverage to Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Marketplace
  • Exemptions for American Indian and Alaska Natives
  • Tribal Outreach and Education Resources Update

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