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The All Tribes Calls and Webinars are sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Division of Tribal Affairs (DTA). All Tribes Calls and Webinars provide an opportunity for CMS to solicit input from Indian Health Services (IHS), tribal, and urban programs (I/T/U) on the implementation of or changes to CMS legislative and regulatory provisions impacting AI/AN beneficiaries in the operation of IHS, or Indian health programs in the Indian health program delivery system. The topics for the calls will be identified and developed as the Affordable Care Act is implemented and information will be presented by subject matter experts using cleared materials. Please plan to call in approximately fifteen minutes prior to the call and identify yourself by name and tribe. There will be limited lines available so to the extent possible, please share a phone line.
The CMS calls are not considered consultation but rather technical listening. The purpose of the calls is to solicit input from IHS, Tribal, and urban programs on how the provision impacts AI/AN beneficiaries and the operation of the Indian health program delivery system. After each call, CMS will make available a summary of the provision or provisions discussed and the major issues and questions asked on the call. These summaries will be posted in the download section below. In addition, DTA has established a mailbox for participants on the calls to submit additional questions, feedback, and suggestions for future topics to be discussed on the calls. That mailbox is email@example.com.
The target audience for the CMS ITU trainings is:
Once registration is open, the link to register can be accessed at: http://www.cmsitutrainings.com
The United States recognizes Indian tribes as sovereign nations. This unique government-to-government relationship between the tribes and the federal government is grounded in:
Executive Order 13175 requires federal agencies to engage in meaningful consultation with tribes. States are also held to certain requirements in their relationships with tribes.
To share information about effective state-tribal consultation on healthcare, CMS conducted guided discussions in Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington. These states possess CMS-approved State Plan Amendments and established histories of successful consultation practices. State and tribal participants in Medicaid and CHIP consultations identified the strengths and weaknesses of current consultation processes in each location.
Jessica Leston, M.P.H. and Brigg Reilley, M.P.H., N Engl J Med 2017; 377:801-803. August 31, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1705991