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.

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
Presentation
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
Presentation
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
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS COVID-19 Update and Check-in September 16, 2020
(Wednesday)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
Presentation
Special/Adhoc: AHCCCS 1115 Waiver Renewal October 19, 2020
(Monday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
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Quarterly Tribal Consultation Meeting November 5, 2020
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
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.