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.

2022 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Consultation Type Date Time Location Information
Special/Adhoc:
FY23 Differential Adjusted Payment
January 31, 2022
(Monday)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session February 10, 2022
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session May 12, 2022
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
Special/Adhoc: Postpartum Coverage Extension July 15, 2022
(Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session August 11, 2022
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
Special/Adhoc: CHW Voluntary Certification October 05, 2022
(Wednesday)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
REGISTER FOR SESSION
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session November 07, 2022
(Monday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
REGISTER FOR SESSION
Agenda Item Requests due to the AHCCCS Tribal Liaison by 5 pm MST on October 10, 2022.

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.