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

Date Time Location Call-In Information
February 13, 2020
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
Hosted by NATIVE HEALTH
NATIVE HEALTH Central
Building C – Conference Room
4041 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012

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+1 877-853-5257 or +1 888 475 4499
(US Toll-free)
Meeting ID: 626 158 532

May 07, 2020
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY - Please join via Webinar and/or Telephone

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Meeting ID: 350 453 796

August 13, 2020
(Thursday)
TBD
TBD
TBA
November 5, 2020
(Thursday)
TBD
TBD
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.