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.

2024 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Consultation Type Date Time (Arizona Time) Location Information
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session February 21, 2024
(Wednesday)
8:30am – 12:30pm HYBRID
(To be Determined)
In-Person Registration
Zoom Registration
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session May 7, 2024
(Tuesday)
8:30am – 4:30pm HYBRID
(To be Determined)
Zoom Registration
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session August 5, 2024
(Monday)
8:30am – 4:30pm HYBRID
(To be Determined)
In-Person Registration
Zoom Registration
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session November 14, 2024
(Thursday)
8:30am – 4:30pm HYBRID
(To be Determined)
In-Person Registration
Zoom Registration

2023 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Consultation Type Date Time (Arizona Time) Location Information
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session February 09, 2023
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
AGENDA
Adhoc/Special: BHRF/SLH April 04, 2023
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. HYBRID
Native Health & Webinar
PRESENTATION
AGENDA
Adhoc/Special: BHRF/SLH June 1-2, 2023
(Thursday & Friday)
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
HYBRID
Arizona State Capitol Complex / Webinar
DRAFT AGENDA
Presentation Day 1
Presentation Day 2
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session June 22, 2023
(Thursday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. HYBRID
San Carlos Apache Healthcare / Webinar
PRESENTATION
AGENDA
Adhoc/Special: BHRF/SLH July 18, 2023
(Tuesday)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. HYBRID
Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center / Webinar
PRESENTATION
AGENDA
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session August 29, 2023
(Tuesday)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. HYBRID
Pascua Yaqui I'tom Hiapsi Tribal Building / Webinar
PRESENTATION
AGENDA
Tribal Policy Workgroup December 14, 2023
(Thursday)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. VIRTUAL ONLY
Webinar
OPEN POLICY LIST
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session December 18, 2023
(Monday)
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HYBRID
Arizona State Capitol Complex / Webinar
REGISTER FOR SESSION
DRAFT Tribal Member Exploitation and Provider Fraud Response Plan
PRESENTATION
AGENDA

2022 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Consultation Type Date Time (Arizona Time) Location Information
Special/Adhoc:
FY23 Differential Adjusted Payment
January 31, 2022
(Monday)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
Quarterly Tribal Consultation Session November 07, 2022
(Monday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
PRESENTATION
AGENDA
Special/Adhoc: H2O Demonstration Project December 20, 2022
(Tuesday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. VIRTUAL ONLY
due to COVID-19 distancing efforts
REGISTER FOR SESSION

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.