American Indian and Alaska Native Center CMS maintains its commitment to maximize American Indian/Alaska Native access to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through consultation with Tribes, culturally competent outreach and education, and other specific programs.
Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) was established in 2004 to provide advice and input to the CMS on policy and program issues affecting delivery of health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) served by CMS-funded programs.
TTAG Affordable Care Act Consultations The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) contains numerous provisions of importance to American Indians/Alaska Natives. CMS seeks to keep Indian Country informed on the important improvements to health care relevant to CMS programs in Indian Country such as Medicaid expansion and Indian-specific Medicare charges.
TTAG Medicine Dish programs serve as a path to open communication, providing information and promoting discussion about Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) and other issues important to the health of American Indian and Alaska Native people.