CMS ITU Training Event

Oklahoma City, OK | May 12-13, 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) Dallas Office and the Oklahoma Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2020 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Oklahoma City, OK on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th, 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.


Dorsey Sadongei

Georgey Sparks
CMS Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS


Meeting and Lodging Location

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown
1 N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 918-493-7000

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To make reservations, please call 405-235-2780 and reference the CMS/ITU room block to receive the rate of $105 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Monday, April 20, 2020 to ensure the rate mentioned above. Reservations at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing.

Ground Transportation

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown is located approximately 10 miles from the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC).  You have several options for ground transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Parking: Hotel Daily Parking is $10 per day

Taxis: The approximate taxi fare from OKC to the hotel is $40.00

Shuttle Service: Shuttle vans and buses operated by off-airport companies. Public and Private Vans are on site to meet all scheduled flights and transport incoming passengers.  Prices vary among companies and minimum fares may be charged.  Rates are posted on the exterior of the vehicles. There is no obligation to take the first shuttle in line.  Visit the OKC Airport website for more transportation 

Driving Directions from Will Rogers World Airport (OKC): Head south on Terminal Dr (0.1 mi).  Slight right to stay on Terminal Dr (0.1 mi).  Turn right onto SW 67th St (0.2 mi).  Turn right onto S Meridian Ave (0.5 mi).  S Meridian Ave turns right and becomes Amelia Earhart Ln. (341 ft).  Turn left onto Terminal Dr (0.2 mi).  Continue onto S Meridian Ave (0.8 mi).  Merge onto OK-152 E/Airport Rd via the ramp to Downtown/Interstate 44 (1.0 mi).  Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 44 E/Interstate 40/Tulsa/Downtown and merge onto I-44 E (3.2 mi).  Take exit 120B for Interstate 40 E toward Ft Smith (0.4 mi).  Merge onto I-40 (2.9 mi).  Take exit 150A for Shields Blvd (0.4 mi).  Turn left onto S Shields Blvd (0.4 mi).  Continue onto S E K Gaylord Blvd (0.4 mi).  Turn left onto W Main St (0.1 mi).  Turn left at the 1st cross street onto N Broadway Ave.  Destination will be on the right (433 ft).


Download the 2020 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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.