CMS ITU Training Event

Sacramento, CA | June 2-4, 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) San Francisco Office and the California Area Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2020 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Sacramento, CA on Tuesday, June 2nd and Thursday, June 4th, 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

  • MS 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.


Cynthia Lemesh

Bonnie Hillsberg
CMS Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS

Toni Johnson
Indian Health Service – California Area
916-930-3981, ext. 354


Meeting and Lodging Location

Doubletree Sacramento
2001 Point W Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 929-8855

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To make reservations, please call (916) 929-8855 and reference the CMS/ITU room block to receive the rate of $140 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Thursday, April 30, 2020 to ensure the rate mentioned above. Reservations at the DoubleTree Sacramento are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing.

Ground Transportation

DoubleTree Sacramento is located approximately 12 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF).  You have several options for ground transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Parking: Hotel Daily Parking is complimentary.

Taxis: The approximate taxi fare from SMF to the hotel is $50.00

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.  Super Shuttle is approximately $20 each way.

Driving Directions from Sacramento International Airport (SMF): I-5 South to Hwy 50 East. Follow Capitol City Freeway (Business 80). East towards Reno. Exit Arden Way east/right. The DoubleTree Sacramento is on the right.

Download the 2020 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Sacramento, CA 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.