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Email - IHS Director's Blog: Contract Health Services

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 4:04 PM
Subject: IHS Director's Blog: Contract Health Services

Dear Tribal Officials,

Attached (below) please find two Dear Tribal Leader Letters posted on the IHS Director's Blog on August 2, 2012 concerning Contract Health Services (CHS). 

The first attachment (below) is a Dear Tribal leader Letter which proposes the creation of a set aside to use CHS funding to pay for prevention services.  Your on-going input is requested and can be submitted via e-mail at or by postal mail to the IHS, 801 Thompson Avenue, Room 440, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

The second attachment (below) (read only at this time) is a Dear Tribal Leader Letter dated August 2, 2012 concerning CHS Funding.  The third attachment (below) is a table that describes the FY 2012 distribution of CHS increases appropriated by Congress, FY 2011 recurring base, adjusts for medical inflation by 3.2%, CHEF utilization, and a recission of -0.16%.  Your questions and comments should be directed to Ms. Terri Schmidt who can be reached by telephone at (301) 443-1547 or by e-mail at

Margo Kerrigan
IHS California Area Office
(916) 930-3927 Ext. 306
(916) 837-2449 Cell