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.

2019 Tribal Consultation Meeting Schedule

Date Time Location
January 17, 2019
(Thursday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
AHCCCS Administration
3rd Floor, Gold & Salmon Conference Rooms
701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Call-in: 1-877-820-7831, Participant Code 285 901 594
May 24, 2019
(Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
Hosted by the Hualapai Tribe
Multi-Purpose Building
470 Hualapai Dr., Peach Springs, AZ 86434
Call-in: 1-240-454-0879, Access Code 800 282 080
July 11, 2019
(Thursday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
Hosted by the Gila River Indian Community
Hau'pal (Red Tail Hawk Health Center)
3042 W. Queen Creek, Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286
Call-in: 1-415-655-0003, Access Code 804 644 238
November 5, 2019
(Tuesday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Arizona Time)
Location TBD
(Community in Central Arizona)

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.