CMS ITU Training Event

Tulsa, OK | May 14-15, 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) Division of Tribal Affairs (DTA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) invite you to the 2019 CMS Outreach & Education Event.

The event will be held in Tulsa, OK on Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. 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…


Bonnie Hillsberg
Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPGG/CMCS/CMS

Dorsey Sadongei
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Georgey Sparks
Division of Tribal Affairs/CAHPG/CMCS/CMS


Meeting and Lodging Location

Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills
1902 E 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: 918-493-7000


Complementary hotel parking.

Travel Arrangements

All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To make reservations, please call (800) 228-9290 or (918) 493-7000 and reference the CMS/ITU room block to receive the federal per diem rate of $94 plus tax per night. Reservations should be made by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to ensure the rate mentioned above. Reservations at the Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills are on your own and subject to hotel availability and pricing.

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

Airport Express Shuttle: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle services (between 6:30 am – 10:30 am and 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm), from TUL.   Please call (918) 493-7000 to schedule a ride.

Driving Directions from Tulsa International Airport (TUL): Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills, is located approximately 15 miles from the Tulsa International Airport (TUL).  You have several options for ground transportation from the Tulsa International Airport.

Driving Directions from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: Take 244 West to 75 South to 71st Street. Take 71st East. Hotel is on the right side of the street.

Download the 2019 CMS/ITU Outreach and Education Agenda for Tulsa, Oklahoma 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.