CMS ITU Training Event

Albuquerque, NM | April 21-22, 2020

In partnership with Indian Health Service, 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2020 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, April 21st and Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020.  Click here to register.

Target Audience

  • Business Office Staff
  • Benefits Coordinators
  • Patient Registration Staff
  • Medical Records Staff
  • Contract Health Services Staff

Topics At A Glance

  • CMS Tribal Affairs Updates
  • Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • State-Administered Programs
  • Social Security, Veterans Affairs and much more…

Additional Information/New this year:

  • We will be offering CEUs for this training.
  • Day two (2) of the training, will have a breakout session for billers and coders.


Stacey Shuman

Georgey Sparks
CMS Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS


Meeting and Lodging Location

Albuquerque Marriott
Meeting Room: Sandia Ballroom
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 81770
Phone: 505-881-6800

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. To make reservations, please call 1-800-228-9290 or 505-881-6800.  Reservations at the Albuquerque Marriott are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing.

Ground Transportation

Albuquerque Marriott, is located approximately 9.9 miles from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ).  You have several options for ground transportation from ABQ.

Hotel Parking: Complimentary

Taxis: The approximate taxi fare from ABQ to the hotel is $15.00

Driving Directions from Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ): Exit west on Sunport Blvd to I-25 N, Follow I-25 (3 miles) to I-40 East, (5 miles), Exit Louisiana Blvd. North. Hotel is on left side of block.

Download the 2020 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Albuquerque, New Mexico here. PDF Icon Don’t have a PDF reader? Download Adobe. 

Meeting materials will be available after the training. 

We pledge to put patients first in all of our programs – Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Exchanges. To do this, we must empower patients to work with their doctors and make health care decisions that are best for them.