Part 2: Does this bill look right? Are we getting paid what we are owed?

July 25, 2014


Presenter: Elliott Milhollin

Elliott Milhollin, Esq. is a partner in the Washington DC office of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP. Elliott represents individual tribes and tribal health care programs as well as national and regional tribal organizations on a variety of Health Care issues involving Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, the Affordable Care Act and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Elliott serves as a technical advisor to the Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He received his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Law School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from the University of Michigan.

Co-Presenter: Mim Dixon

Mim Dixon has worked with Tribes and Tribal Organizations as a policy analyst, researcher, facilitator, planner and health care administrator. Dr. Dixon is the author, co-author and/or editor of four books and numerous reports. She serves as a technical advisor to the Tribal Self Governance Advisory Committee (TSAGC) and the Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She earned her BA in economics from Washington University (St. Louis, MO) and her MA and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

Moderator: Cyndi Ferguson

Cyndi Ferguson is a Self-Governance Specialist and Policy Analyst with SENSE Incorporated in Washington, DC. Cyndi has extensive experience, including: management and implementation of Tribal Self Governance in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service programs. Cyndi has been a lead presenter on national Tribal Self-Governance Trainings, including the recent Self-Governance Health Care Reform outreach and education efforts surrounding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She has been an active, long-term participant on several Tribal/Federal Workgroups and currently serves as the facilitator for the National Indian Health Board-Medicare and Medicaid Policy Committee.


Click Here for the Power-point presentation shown during Part 2 of this webinar

CSRs and Contract Health Services Q & A

Q & A on Referrals and Payments, Revised 5-23-14

Referral and Payment Examples, Revised 5-23-14

Table on Referrals and Payments, 5-27-14


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)