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Email - Update on Improving the CHS Program

From: Coleman, Travis (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 9:00 AM
Cc: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL);
Subject: IHS Director's Blog: Update on Improving the Contract Health Services Program

Dear Tribal Leaders and Program Directors,

IHS Director’s Blog:  Improving the Contract Health Services Program:  Update
May 29, 2012

I recently sent an update to tribal leaders on our ongoing consultation on how to improve the Contract Health Services program. The letter includes IHS progress on the first set of recommendations from the CHS workgroup as well as their new set of recommendations. The CHS workgroup has done an outstanding job of developing practice recommendations that can be translated into specific, concrete actions that are helping us improve how we use funding to pay for referrals and care outside of our facilities. Here is a copy of the letter [Link to IHS PDF - 82KB] and its attachment. [Link to IHS PDF - 46KB]

If you have any technical problems with the letter and attachment, please contact me.

Travis A. Coleman

Agency Lead Negotiator, Acting Indian Self-Determination Program Manager, Contract Specialist
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services / Public Health Service / Indian Health Service / California Area Office