Update on Latest ACA Implementation Issues and Your Questions Answered
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Doneg McDonough provided an update on ACA  implementation issues, such as:

  • Indian-specific cost-sharing protections in Marketplace plans:  What to do if Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) do not apply the protections correctly?
  • Latest Information on Tribal Premium Sponsorship
  • Referrals for cost-sharing protections (“limited cost-sha
    ring variation”): What is required or allowed?
  • Other topics raised by participants during the Webinar.

Presenter’s Bios

Doneg McDonough

Doneg McDonough leads the health care consulting firm Health System Analytics and advises clients on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Doneg serves as a technical advisor to the Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee on work involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) as well as work involving the Indian Health Service. In addition, Doneg is under contract with the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), serving as a technical advisor to the Medicare, Medicaid and Health Reform Policy Committee (MMPC) on regulatory issues. Doneg previously oversaw finances and operations of a State’s health and human service agencies with combined annual expenditures of $1.6 billion and led a 220-person team responsible for processing applications for health insurance coverage in the third largest province in Canada. Doneg earned a BA in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University in New York.

Cyndi Ferguson

Cyndi Ferguson has extensive experience, including: management and implementation of Tribal Self Governance in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service programs; negotiation of Self-Governance Funding Agreements with Federal agencies; internal Tribal governance planning; and participation on Tribal Team to develop several major legislative initiatives, including amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Title IV, Title V and Title VI). 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.


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