CMS ITU Training Event
Navajo Area Virtual Trainings | (July 7-16, 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) Division of Tribal Affairs (DTA) in conjunction with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2020 CMS Outreach & Education Event.
The event will be held virtually from Tuesday, July 7th to Thursday, July 16th, 2020. Register now.
- Business Office Staff
- Benefits Coordinators
- Patient Registration Staff
- Health Information Management staff
- Purchased/Referred Care staff
Topics at a Glance
- CMS Tribal Affairs Updates
- Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the Health Insurance Marketplace
- State-Administered Programs
- Clinical Documentation Improvement
- Revenue Cycle overview
- Social Security, Veterans Affairs and much more…
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
You will receive 1 CEU from AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) for each webinar you attend within the virtual training series.
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to participate in the full webinar and not log off early to receive the CEU certificate. You will be sent an online evaluation form to complete. And your feedback is important to help us improve. Only after completing the evaluation, you will receive your CEU(s) within ten (10) business days.
Division of Tribal Affairs Update &
Outreach and Enrollment
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)
Rachel Ryan Pedersen – Division of Tribal Affairs, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Kristen Bitsuie – National Indian Health Board
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET)
Dickon Chan – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Compliance
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)
Special Agent Lauren Hanover – HHS Office of Inspector General, Phoenix Field Office
Social Security and Disability 101
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET)
Norma Escamilla – Social Security Administration
AHCCCS Arizona Medicaid 101
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)
Amanda Bahe – Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Dana Flannery – Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Chris Ray – Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Colorado Medicaid 101
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET)
Joshua Montoya – Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Patient Registration/Patient Benefits Coordinator Business Office
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)
Fawnia Franklinbega – Gallup Indian Medical Center, Indian Health Service
Purchased/Referred Care (PRC)
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET)
Marie Begay – Navajo Area, Indian Health Service
Coding—Health Information Management &
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)
Gary Russell-King – Northern Navajo Medical Center, Indian Health Service
Christine Pfeifer – McManis-Monsalve Associates
Continuation of Coding/Billing Training
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET)
Christine Pfeifer – McManis-Monsalve Associates
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)
Terri Kelewood – Chinle Service Unit, Navajo Area, Indian Health Service
New Mexico Medicaid Managed Care Panel
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET)
Theresa Belanger – Presbyterian Health Plan
Janelle Atcitty – Presbyterian Health Plan
Erik Lujan-Western Sky – Community Care
Bonnie Vallo – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
The webinar is structured with an introduction, presentations, and an audience Q&A session. Please submit questions or comments through the WebEx chat feature. The session moderator will verbally relay all audience questions to the presenter. Please note, we will answer as many questions as time permits. Unanswered questions will be addressed in a follow-up email after the webinar.
If there are any issues or problems during the webinar, you can contact staff/moderator using the onscreen chat feature or by emailing Octane at cmsitutrainings@
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS
Navajo Area Office IHS
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.