CMS ITU Training Event

Gallup, NM | March 12-13, 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 Navajo Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2019 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Gallup, NM on Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th, 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…


CAPT Susan V. Karol, MD, FACS
Division of Tribal Affairs/CMCS/CMS

Barbara Prehmus

Mary Munoz

K Dempsey
Navajo Area Office IHS


Meeting and Lodging Location

Hilton Garden Inn Gallup

Meeting Room: Gallup Ballroom
1530 West Maloney Avenue,
Gallup, New Mexico, 87301
Phone: 505-722-9600

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To make reservations, please call 800-HILTONS (or 800-445-8667) and reference the CMS/ITU room block (Gallup) to receive the Federal government per diem rate of $94 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Monday, February 11, 2019 to ensure the rate mentioned above. Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn Gallup are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing.  

Ground Transportation

The Hilton Garden Inn Gallup is located approximately 145 miles from Albuquerque International Sunport. Please click here for information regarding transportation to/from Albuquerque International Sunport.

Parking: On-site self-parking is complimentary at the Hilton Garden Inn Gallup

Driving Directions (from Albuquerque International Sunport): Get on I-25N from Sunport Boulevard. Follow I-40W to US-491N to Gallup. Take Exit 20 from I-40W Drive to 1530 West Maloney Avenue.

Download the 2019 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Gallup, New Mexico 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.