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.

2020 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Consultation Type Date Time Location Information
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting February 13, 2020
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
Hosted by NATIVE HEALTH
(Phoenix, AZ)
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Federal Emergency Authorities March 19, 2020
(Thursday)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: Differential Adjusted Payments March 27, 2020
(Friday)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Federal Emergency Authorities April 06, 2020
(Monday)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Response April 20, 2020
(Monday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting May 07, 2020
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Response May 21, 2020
(Thursday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Response June 4, 2020
(Thursday)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Response June 18, 2020
(Thursday)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Response July 7, 2020
(Tuesday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts

Webinar

Webinar ID:
956 6800 0784

Password:
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Call-in (Toll Free):
877-853-5257
or
888-475-4499

Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Response July 31, 2020
(Friday)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Call-in Information TBA
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting August 13, 2020
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Call-in Information TBA
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS 1115 Waiver Renewal October 19, 2020
(Monday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
Location/Format to be determined in line with the impacts of COVID-19 Call-in Information TBA
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting November 5, 2020
(Thursday)
TBD Location/Format to be determined in line with the impacts of COVID-19 Call-in Information TBA

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.