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LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Priorities

Appropriations

  • Increase Funding for the Indian Health Service and the Urban Indian Line Item ($200.5 million for FY22)
  • Advance Appropriations to Insulate Indian Health Care Providers from Shutdowns and Allow for Long-Term Planning
  • Fund Behavioral Health for Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs)

Parity for Urban Indian Health

  • Extend Full (100%) Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) to services provided at UIOs (H.R. 1373, H.R. 1888)
  • Remove Facilities Restrictions on UIOs
  • Establish an Urban Confer Policy for HHS
  • Inclusion of UIOs in National Community Health Aide Program (CHAP)
  • Inclusion of UIOs in Advisory Committees with Focus on Indian Health
  • Add UIOs to Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Exemptions
  • UIO Representation for Facilities Appropriation Advisory Board (FAAB)


Additional Requests

  • Reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) through 2025 and increase funding to $200 million annually
  • Unfunded Provisions in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)
  • Establish an Urban Indian Health Community Health Representatives fund at $3.05 million

Veterans Administration

  • Establish a UIO urban confer policy

Behavioral Health

  • Preserve behavioral health initiatives for Urban Indian Organizations

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