Tribal Technical Advisory Group

to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Formal Correspondence with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

2011

October 31, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to IRS. Re: Comment on IRS REG-131491-1: Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit

October 31, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to CMS.  Re:  Comments on CMS-9989-P: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans

October 31, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to CMS.  Re: Comments on CMS-2349-P: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Medicaid Program; Eligibility Changes Under the Affordable Care Act of 2010

September 27, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to CMS.  Re: Comments on CMS-9975-P: Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment

September 16, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to CMS. Re: Comments on CMS-9983-P: Establishment of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program

August 30, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to CMS. Re: I/T/U Addendum to Prescription Drug Plans (PDP): Revision of Current Collection [CMS-10137]

May 26, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS. Re: TTAG Statement on May 13 All Tribes Call Regarding Eligibility of FQHCs that are Tribal Clinics to Electronic Health Record Incentive Payments

May 13, 2011

Letter with analysis submitted by TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS and Mr. J. Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Benefits Tax Counsel, Re: Subject: Application, Review, and Reporting Process for Waivers for State Innovation (CMS-9987-P)

April 13, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, TTAG Chair and Ron Allen, TTAG Co-Chair to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Request for Face to Face Meeting with Dr. Berwick

April 13, 2011

Cover Letter with analysis submitted by TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Enabling Indian Sponsorship Under the Exchange Plans

April 13, 2011

Cover Letter with analysis submitted by TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Addendum for Indian Health Care Providers

March 24, 2011

Recommendations submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Determination of Patient Volume in Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs for Meaningful Use Incentives

March 24, 2011

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Request for Meetings with Appropriate CMS Staff regarding 1) Determination of Required Patient Volume for Meaningful Use Incentives and 2) Potential Changes in Medicaid Pharmacy Reimbursement

March 24, 2011

Cover Letter with analysis submitted by Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Implementation of Section 405(c) of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act

March 24, 2011

Letter with analysis submitted by TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: TTAG Paper on ITU Are Essential Community Providers

January 11, 2011

Comments submitted by TTAG to CMS, Re: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit programs for Contract Year 2012 and Other Proposed Changes [CMS-4144-P]

2010

December 3, 2010

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Indian Health Addendum for Medicare Part D Pharmacy Contracts – Further Comments on CMS-10137 and CMS-10237, FED. REG. NOTICE June 11, 2010

November 15, 2010

Comment letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Review and Approval Process for Section 1115 Demonstrations [CMS-2325-P]

November 16, 2010

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary Enrollment Moratoria, Payment Suspensions and Compliance Plans for Providers and Suppliers [CMS-6028-P]

October 21, 2010

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Jay Angoff, Director Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, HHS, Re: The Definition of “Indian” under the ACA, Approved by TTAG – October 13, 2010

October 6, 2010

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, CMS, Re: Invitation to attend the November 9th, 2010 TTAG Face-to-Face meeting

September 20, 2010

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG to Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Director, IHS and Mr. Paul Dioguardi, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, HHS, Re: IHS Billing Arrangement with Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs

August 17, 2010

Letter of recommendations by Valerie Davidson, TTAG Chair to Jay Angoff, Director, Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, HHS, Re: TTAG Recommended Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Outcome Measures

August 10, 2010

Comments submitted by Valerie Davidson, TTAG Chair to CMS, Re: Part C -Medicare Advantage Application and 1876 Cost Plan Expansion Application - CY 2012 (Medicare Part D I/T/U Addendum): FR Doc 2010-13898 [CMS-10137 and CMS-10237]

August 9, 2010

Letter of recommendations by Valerie Davidson, TTAG Chair to Victoria Wachino, Director Family and Children’s Health Programs Group, CMS Re: TTAG Recommended Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Outcome Measures

January 13, 2010

Comments submitted by TTAG to CMS, Re: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Electronic Health Records Incentive Program: FR Doc E9-31217 [CMS-2009-0117-0002]

January 12, 2010

Letter submitted by Valerie Davidson, TTAG Chair to Ms. Cindy Mann, Director, Center for   Medicaid and State Operations, CMS, Re:  Thank you for the December 28, 2009 “Dear State Health Official” letter regarding clarifications about the Citizenship Documentation requirements

2009

December 18, 2009

Comments submitted by TTAG to CMS, Re: Interstate Coordinated Enrollment and Coverage Process for Low-Income Children: FR Doc 67232-67234 [CMS -2311-NC]

April 27, 2009

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Charlene Frizzera, HHS, Re: Final Rule: Delay of Effective Date and Reopening of Comment Period: Medicaid Program: Premiums and Cost Sharing: 74 Fed. Reg. 13348

April 15, 2009

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Charlene Frizzera, HHS, Re: Call for National Tribal Consultation on Medicaid Administrative Match (MAM))

March 19, 2009

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Charlene Frizzera, HHS, Re: Herb Kuhn Response Letter Dated January 16, 2009 Regarding Medicaid Administrative Match (MAM)

February 25, 2009

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Charlene Frizzera, HHS, Re: Implementation of Tribal Enrollment Documentation as Proof of Citizenship for Medicaid and CHIP Eligiblity

February 25, 2009

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Charlene Frizzera, HHS, Re: Issuance of a State Medicaid Director Letter Directing the Acceptance of Tribal Documents to Prove U.S. Citizenship for Purposes of Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP

2008

October 17, 2008

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Kerry Weems, HHS, Re: Proposed Rule: CMS-2249-P, Medicaid Program: Home and Community-Based State Plan Services

June 3, 2008

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Kerry Weems, HHS, Re: Proposed Rule: CMS-0013-P: HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Modification to Medical Data Code Set Standards to Adopt ICD-10-CFM and ICD-PCS

March 24, 2008

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Kerry Weems, CMS, Re: CMS-2244-P, Premium and Cost Sharing

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March 24, 2008

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Kerry Weems, CMS, Re: CMS-2232-P, Medicaid Benefit Package

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2007

January 30, 2019

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Michael O. Leavitt, HHS, Re: Letter to Senate Finance Committee

April 04, 2007

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS, Re: CMS Tribal Consultation Policy

March 19, 2007

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS, Re: Medicaid Administrative Match

February 12, 2007

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS, Re: Medicaid Prescription Proposed Rule

January 31, 2007

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS, Re: Across State Borders

January 31, 2007

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS, Re: Citizenship

2006

August 09, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS, Re: Comments to Interim Final Rule on Citizenship Documentation

July 25, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Native American Coordinators

June 23, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Citizenship Guidance

May 18, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Citizenship Language

May 12, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Proof of U.S. Citizenship for Medicaid

April 10, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Equitable Relief

April 07, 2006

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Medicare Part D Implementation Issues

2005

February 11, 2005

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Medicare Part D Implementation in Indian Country -- Payment Rate Issue

2004

November 23, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Thanking Administrator for Positive Collaboration with Indian Health Service and Tribes for Regional Trainings on Medicare Drug Discount Card Program

October 4, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Adverse Impact of the MMA's Dual Eligible Provisions on the Indian Health Care System

September 30, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS Administrator, Re: TTAG Endorsement of Comments for MMA Part C Regulations Developed by NIHB with Comments attached

September 30, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to CMS Administrator, Re: TTAG Endorsement of Comments for MMA Part D Regulations Developed by NIHB with Comments attached

July 22, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Brady Augustine, Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare Management, CMS, Re: CMS Open Door Forums on Part C and D specific to AI/AN issues

July 15, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Medicare Like Rates, Section 506 of the Medicare Modernization Act

July 14, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Indian Principles for Medicare Part C of the Medicare Modernization Act and Proposed Guidelines for Implementation

June 28, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dr. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Re: Recommendations for CMS to consider when drafting regulations for Part D of the Medicare Modernization Act

April 5, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dennis Smith, Director of Medicaid Re: tribal organizations as recipients of Medicaid Administrative Match (MAM)

March 22, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dennis Smith, Acting Administrator, CMS, Re: use of VISTA and Americorps volunteers by the HORIZONS program for Medicare outreach

February 19, 2004

Letter from Valerie Davidson, Chair, TTAG, to Dennis Smith, Acting Administrator, CMS, Re: outreach and education for Medicare drug card. (Adobe Acrobat PDF

2003

January 14, 2003

Letter from Sally Smith, Chair, NIHB, to Administrator, CMS, Re: Comments on final interim rule regarding implementation of discount drug card and transitional assistance. (Adobe Acrobat PDF