Policy Newsletter Archive

2018

MAR 06 – NEW Member Portal!
MAR 01 – IHS Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup asks for an Urban Indian increase of $32+million for FY2020
FEB 23 – IHS All Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders Call
FEB 22 – Trump’s IHS Nominee Drops out of Running Amid Allegations
FEB 11 – SDPI Reauthorized in the new Spending Bill Passed by the Congress
FEB 06 – Action Alert New CR Includes SDPI and CHC Renewal
FEB 02 – New OUIHP Director Dr Rose Weahkee
JAN 30 – It’s Here! Check out our NEW Policy Resource Center!
JAN 24 – New HHS Secretary Confirmed
JAN 22 – Shutdown may be over What Indian Country Needs to know
JAN 20 – Vote to Avoid Shutdown Failed What You Need to Know
JAN 18 – Reminder NCUIH Policy Questionnaire, BillingHIT Assessment, and NCUIH Regulation
JAN 17 – Action Required Today: SDPI NOT Included In Continuing Resolution
JAN 10 – REMINDER: IHS All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Call Is Today
JAN 05 – IHS All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Call Is On January 10th

2017

DEC 22 – CHIP, SDPI, CHC Extended
DEC 7 – House Will Consider Funding Bills For SDPI, Children’s Insurance, And CHC Next Week 
NOV 27 – ‼ACTION NEEDED! IHS All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Call 
NOV 21 – Senate Proposed FY18 Funding Levels for IHS Are Revealed, as End of Continuing Resolution Looms 
NOV 16 – Urban FMAP Fix Bill Introduced 
NOVE 16 – NCUIH Hails Intro Of Bill By Sen. Udall And Rep. Lujan To Fix Medicaid For AI/AN Patients At UIHPs
NOVE 16 – All Tribes’ Call – CY 2018 Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Model Expansion Final Rule
NOV 02 – NCUIH Policy Update
OCT 30 – SAMHSA Awards NCUIH Funding to Assist Urban Indian Organizations with Capacity-building to Reduce and Respond to the Impact of Youth Suicide and Substance Abuse in Their Communities
OCT 27 – House Will Consider Funding Bills for SDPI, Children’s Insurance, and Community
OCT 24 – IHS Budget Formulation Season Let the Urban Voice be heard!
OCT 23 – Update on Alexander-Murray Agreement
OCT 19 – REMINDER: HHS Call for Tribal Leaders, Urban Indian Organization Leaders and Tribal Health Directors is TODAY
OCT 17 – New Update on Rep Ben Ray Lujan FMAP Legislation
OCT 13 – Indian Health Policy News Update: The ACA Cost Sharing Protections, Marketplace and Birth Control are under Attack
OCT 06 – IHS Calls for Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on the development of a 5-year IHS Strategic Plan
OCT 05 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
OCT 04 – SDPI 2 Year Bill Introduced
SEP 28 – SDPI Three Month Extension Granted
SEP 27 – Representative Ben Ray Lujan’s bill for 100% FMAP for UIHPs
SEP 26 – ACA Repeal-And-Replace Effort Suspended For Now
SEP 26 – SDPI Update
SEP 20 – UIHP Policy Update and Talking Points
SEP 19 – Effort to Save SDPI May Be Postponed by New Effort to Repeal and Replace ACA
SEP 11 – Indian Health Service Released the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Strategic Plan-2017-2021
SEP 08 – REMINDER: IHS Call on FY 2017 Urban Indian Health Budget Line Distribution is Today
SEP 06 – NCUIH’S Indian Health Policy News
SEP 06 – IHS Letters on FY 2017 Urban Indian Health Budget Line Distribution
AUG 25 – REMINDER: IHS Deadline to Submit Comments on RPMS is Today
AUG 23 – REMINDER: NCUIH Deadline to Submit Comments on Urban Confer regarding RPMS is Today
AUG 18 – REMINDER: NCUIH Call on Urban Confer regarding RPMS is TODAY
AUG 17 – A Letter from the NCUIH Executive Director Francys Crevier
AUG 10 – Thank you for joining SDPI “Saving the Special Diabetes Program for Indians” Webinar
JUL 28 – IHS Requests Urban Indian Confer and Comments
JUL 28 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
JUL 27 – Protect Medicaid for American Indian/Alaska Native People! Support the Udall Amendment to Protect Indian Country from Medicaid Cuts!
JUL 25 – Senate Opens Debate on Repeal of Obamacare
JUL 20 – NCUIH Special Edition Indian Health Policy News
JUL 14 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
JUL 10 – CMS Office of Minority Health Listening Session – Comments Open
JUL 06 – NCUIH Healthcare Reform Outreach Toolkit
JUL 05 – IHS Holds Listening Sessions on the Resource and Patient Management System
JUL 05 – IHS Announces Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on Health IT
JUN 28  NCUIH Addresses Tribal/Urban Priorities in Senate Healthcare Reform Legislatiation
JUN 26 –  All Tribes Call Senate Health Care Reform Action Needed
JUN 23 – UIHP Action Needed on Senate Health Bill
JUN 20 – Join us at AHCAs Medicaid Cut Singling Out UIHPs for Punishment Webinar
JUN 19 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
MAY 30 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
MAY 26 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
MAY 25 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
MAY 23 – DOI Indian Affairs Budget Teleconference for Tribal Leaders TODAY at 430 PM ET
MAY 16 – House Appropriators Express Support for NCUIH Agenda at Hearing
MAY 15 – Legislative Update House GOP Health Care Reform Bill
MAY 02 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
APR 18 – HHS Annual Tribal Regional Budget Consultation Sessions
APR 08 – April All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Call: Indian Health Service Update and Budget 101 Webinar
APR 07 – REMINDER Vote and Testimony NEEDED Priorities, SDPI and Infrastructure
APR 05 – Vote and Testimony NEEDED Priorities, SDPI and Infrastructure
MAR 30 – NCUIH 2017 Washington Summit Update
MAR 22 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
MAR 17 – IHS All Tribes Urbans Call Monday, March 20, 200 PM ET
MAR 08 – House Republicans Reveal a Legislation to Repeal and Replace Affordable Care Act
FEB 14 –  NCUIH Celebrates Relief from Government – Wide Hiring Freeze for Indian Health
JAN 23 – NCUIH Call to Educate In Order To Protect IHCIA
JAN 12 – NCUIH’s Indian Health Policy News
JAN 03 – The Indian Health Service Principal Deputy Director Mary Smith Highlights IHS Activities by 2016

2016

DEC 23 – NCUIH Urges Congress to Steer Clear of Indian Health Care in Upcoming Fight Over Obamacare
DEC 04 – NCUIH Comments on Office of Urban Indian Health Strategic Plan
NOV 29 – TIME SENSITIVE IHS Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Requests Urban Confer
NOV 29 – Help the Water Protectors this Holiday Season
NOV 26 – New Quality Framework to Guide Delivery of Care at Indian Health Service
NOV 22 – Indian Health Service and the US Department of Veterans Affairs Extend Comments
NOV 17 – US Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Council Is Seeking Nominations
NOV 16 – National Council of Urban Indian Health Supports the Affordable Care Act in Light of the 2016 Presidential Elections
NOV 16 – A Letter From the NCUIH President Regarding the 2016 Elections
OCT 28 – IHS Budget Formulation
OCT 25 – The IHS Extends Closing Date in Search for New OUIHP Director
OCT 25 – Join President Obama to Discuss the Upcoming Open Enrollment Period
OCT 20 – Tribal Only MMPC IHSTribal Workgroup Call
OCT 18 – Office of Management and Budget Requests Comment on Standards for Maintaining
OCT 16 – IHS ls Looking for New OUIHP Director
OCT 10 – NCUIH Comments on Priorities for Serving American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans
SEP 19 – NCUIH Comments Addressed to the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs
SEP 15 – VA Consultation Urban Voice Needed
SEP 14 – Due this Week! VA Comments Needed