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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

Register at:

 2018-2019 ITU Trainings


Phoenix, AZ

October 24-25, 2018

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tempe
4400 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282


Rapid City, SD

December 12-13, 2018

Comfort Suites - Rapid City
1333 N Elk Vale Rd
Rapid City, SD 57703 
(605) 791-2345


San Diego, CA

February 27-28, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123


Gallup, NM (Navajo)

March 12-13, 2019


Hilton Garden Inn
1530 West Maloney Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301


Denver, CO

March 20-22, 2019

IHS Day 3: ‘Revenue Day’

Embassy Suites
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202


Seattle, WA

April 3-4, 2019


Embassy Suites- Pioneer Square
255 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104


Albuquerque, NM

April 23-24, 2019

Marriott Albuquerque
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


Tulsa, Ok

May 14-15, 2019

Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills
1902 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136


Kansas City, MO

May 14-15, 2019 Residence Inn Kansas City  Airport Hotel
10300 N Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153

Bemidji, MN

May 30-31, 2019

Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center
2422 Ridgeway Avenue, NW
Bemidji, MN 56601


Sacramento, CA

June 4-6, 2019

IHS Day 3: ‘Revenue Day’

Courtyard Marriott Sacramento
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815

8 Billings, MT June 18-19, 2019

Hampton Inn Billings
5110 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101

2 & 4

Richmond, VA

June 25-26, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Richmond Downtown
700 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

1 & 2 Norwich, CT August 14-15, 2019

Holiday Inn Norwich
10 Laura Boulevard
Norwich, CT 06360

National IHS Partnership TBD


National Direct Service Tribes TBD



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 Health Insurance Marketplace.  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.  


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