CMS ITU Training Event

Billings, MT | June 18-19, 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 VIII and the Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2019 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Billings, MT on Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.  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…


Mary Munoz

Barbara Prehmus

Rachel Ryan Pedersen
Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS/CMS


Meeting and Lodging Location

Hampton Inn Billings

Meeting Room:
5110 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101

Phone: 406-248-1011

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To make reservations, please call (406) 248-1011 and reference the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS/ITU) room block to receive the Federal government per diem rate of $94 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Wednesday, May 11, 2019, to ensure the rate mentioned above. Reservations at the Hampton Inn Billings are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing

Ground Transportation

Hampton Inn Billings is located approximately 5 miles from the Billings Logan International Airport (BIL).  You have several options for ground transportation from the Billings Logan International Airport.

Hotel Parking: Complimentary hotel parking

Taxis: The approximate taxi fare from BIL to the hotel is $20.00.

Hotel Shuttle: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service (between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm), from BIL.  However, the shuttle is based on availability and not guaranteed. Please call (406) 248-1011 to schedule a ride.  

Driving Directions from Billings Logan International Airport: From I-90 – Take Exit 447 to South Billings Blvd. Turn left onto King Ave E. and at the light drive one block and turn left onto Southgate Drive. The hotel is at 5110 Southgate Drive.

Download the 2019 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Billings, Montana here. PDF IconDon’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.