CMS ITU Training Event

Billings, MT | June 23-24, 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) Denver Office and the Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2020 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Billings, MT on Tuesday, June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th, 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.


Mary Munoz

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




Meeting and Lodging Location

Doubletree Billings

27 N 27th St
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-252-7400

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To make reservations, please call 406-252-7400 and reference the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS/ITU) room block to receive the Federal government per diem rate of $96 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Friday, May 15, 2020, to ensure the rate mentioned above. Reservations at the Doubletree Billings s are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing

Ground Transportation

Doubletree Billings is located approximately 3 miles from the Billings Logan International Airport (BIL).  

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. Please call (406) 252-7400 to schedule a ride. 

Driving Directions from Billings Logan International Airport: Enter Roundabout, then take the City Center Exit from the airport. Proceed for 3 miles and the hotel will be on the left-hand side.

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