AHCCCS Tribal Consultation

AHCCCS created and incorporated a tribal consultation policy as a result of the formal direction issued by former Governor Janet Napolitano in 2006. The AHCCCS Tribal Liaison is the point of contact responsible for implementing the policy as necessary and responding to tribal concerns. As a result, Tribal Consultation has been implemented on many AHCCCS program and policy changes.

AHCCCS Consultation with Tribes and Indian Health Service, Tribally-Operated-638 programs, and Urban Indian Health Organizations (I/T/Us)

The AHCCCS Consultation Meetings with Tribes and I/T/Us are held in accordance with the AHCCCS Tribal Consultation Policy. Meetings are held to consult with tribes, Indian Health Service, tribal health programs operated under P.L. 93-638, and urban Indian health programs in Arizona on policy and programmatic changes that may significantly impact AHCCCS-enrolled American Indian/Alaska Native members, including KidsCare members.

2021 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Consultation Type Date Time Location Information
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Update and Check-in January 12, 2021
(Tuesday)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting February 11, 2021
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Update and Check-in March 24, 2021
(Wednesday)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Special/Adhoc: 1115 Housing Waiver Amendment and TI 2.0 April 5, 2021
(Monday)
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Update and Check-in April 13, 2021
(Tuesday)
10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting May 13, 2021
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Update and Check-in June 16, 2021
(Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Update and Check-in July 13, 2021
(Tuesday)
10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
(includes all information discussed)
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting August 12, 2021
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
REGISTER for MEETING
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting November 04, 2021
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
TBD Agenda Item Requests due to AHCCCS Tribal Liaison by 5 pm MST on October 18, 2021.

Federal Guidance on Tribal Consultation

The Federal Government has enacted numerous regulations and policies that establish and define a trust relationship with Tribes. Federal departments, including the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), have tribal consultation policies in place to guide their work with federally-recognized tribes.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - the agency within DHHS that is responsible for the oversight of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - has developed a draft tribal consultation policy and works closely with the CMS Tribal Technical Advisory Group.