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Welcome to the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) website! NCUIH is a National 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings.  + Overview

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    IHS Launches Medicaid and Medicare Enrollment Pilot at Six Facilities

    Enrollment push benefits patients, who gain more access to health care, expanded IHS services. The Indian Health Service is launching a new effort to increase Medicaid and Medicare enrollment of IHS patients at six health facilities in four states. The pilot targets American Indian and Alaska Native IHS patients eligible for Medicaid and Medicare who are not yet able to access the health care options and support available through those programs because they are not enrolled.


    CMS Releases AI/AN Summary of Benefits and Coverage Sample for Limited Cost...

    On July 13, 2016, CMS released sample completed SBCs for a limited cost sharing plan and a zero cost sharing plan. As with the other SBC documents, these documents will be posted to the CCIIO website and shared with issuers as a reference tool. In particular, we note a number of additions to the sample completed SBC for the limited plan variation. That sample completed SBC shows the cost sharing the consumer would be responsible for at an Indian Health Care Provider (IHCP) or a non-IHCP. The SBC also explains under the limitations, exceptions, and other important information section that if a consumer goes to an out-of-network provider that charges more than the allowed amount the consumer may have to pay the difference (often referred to as balance billing).


    IHS Awards $7.6 Million to 29 Urban Indian Programs

    The Indian Health Service, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, awarded 29 grants totaling up to $7.6 million over three years to make healthcare services more accessible to American Indians and Alaska Natives residing in urban areas and to support operations at urban health facilities.


    Join us at National Tribal Forum in Spokane, WA

    The National Tribal Forum for Excellence in Community Health Practice (National Tribal Forum) aims to build a national community of practice in tribal public health. Join us in Spokane, Washington, to celebrate Our Nations, Our Journeys on August 30-31, 2016.