CMS ITU Training Event

Albuquerque, NM | April 23-24, 2019

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) Region VI and the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2019 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th, 2019. Click here to register.

Target Audience

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

Target Audience

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


Stacey Shuman
CMS Region VI

Georgey Sparks
Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS/CMS


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 and reference the CMS/ITU room block to receive the federal per diem rate of $94 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to ensure the rate mentioned above. 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 2018 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Albuquerque, New Mexico here. PDF Icon Don’t have a PDF reader? Download Adobe. 

Meeting materials are available for download via Google Drive here.

Visit this link for instructions on how to use Google Drive.

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.