ACL/NICOA Virtual Trainings | Tuesdays – April 19, 2022
Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET from now until April 19, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a virtual series in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and NICOA. This series will detail outreach and education on ACL and NICOA programs for tribal health care facility business staff and tribal patient benefit advocates. This webinar will also include education on understanding third party billing, reimbursement and benefits accessible to tribal health care facilities and beneficiaries.
Other subjects discussed will be CMS Tribal Affairs Updates, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Revenue Cycle Overview, State-Administered Programs, Home and Community Based Services, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The target audience for the webinar series are Benefits Coordinators, Patient Registration staff, Health Information Management staff, Purchased/Referred Care Staff, Long-Term Services and Supports Coordinators and NICOA members.
Webinar Series from CMS and NIHB for Tribal Leaders | Thursdays – April 21, 2022
Every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET from now until April 21, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in collaboration with the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) will be hosting a series of webinars geared towards helping tribal leaders maximize their ability to access third party resources. It is more important than ever for tribal leaders to engage and learn from federal agencies and tribal organizations that impact the health of their people. These webinars will highlight the over 10 years of experience CMS and NIHB staff have in providing trainings to administrative staff at tribal health care facilities on the programs and benefits available through Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Webinar topics will provide an overview of business staff needs and provide information to tribal leaders on a variety of related issues. The target audience for the webinar series are Tribal Leaders, Tribal Health Directors, Tribal Administrators, Tribal Council Members, Healthcare Administrators, Advocates and Partners.
Register here or click here to view a date-by-date agenda of the upcoming webinars. For questions, please contact Tribal Health Care Outreach and Education Policy Coordinator Kristen Bitsuie at email@example.com.
Webinar on Health Equity and Data Tools from HHS | February 1
On February 1, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be hosting a “Data Tools for Health Equity Webinar“. This webinar will highlight three new virtual tools related to health equity planning and analysis including the HD Pulse, he SHARE-NW, and the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index.
Specifically, this webinar will highlight HHS region 10 and the long standing health disparities that have been exacerbated there due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar may be important for tribal communities and tribal health care facilities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who have been significantly affected by the pandemic and who may benefit by the understanding of these health equity virtual tools.
Health Insurance Marketplace for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Tribal Sponsorship
This video highlights policy changes that may impact Native Americans, including outreach efforts and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), which helps reduce health care costs, expand access to coverage, and ensure nearly everyone who buys their own individual or family health insurance through a Marketplace can receive a tax credit to reduce their premiums.
ARP not only provides resources for America to beat this pandemic, but it also expands access to health insurance coverage, lowers costs, and ensures that health care is truly a right for all Americans.
The webinar also includes presentations entitled “Enrollment of Tribal Citizens and Other Indian Health Services” and “Eligible Individuals in Health Insurance Coverage Through a Marketplace, Including Use of Tribal Sponsorship,” which provide information to tribal governments who might want to pay health insurance premiums for their members.