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Email - IHS Director's Blog: CHS Workgroup Recommendations

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 10:51 AM
To: CAO Tribal Leaders; CATAC2010; CAO Board_Committee_Workgroup; CAO Program Directors
Subject: IHS Directors Blog: CHS Workgroup Recommendations

Dear Tribal Officials,

Please find attached (links below) to this e-mail a letter and enclosure that accompanies the Director’s Blog notice on the CHS Workgroup.

        Contract Health Service Workgroup Recommendations
        Posted on the IHS Director's Blog on May 16, 2013 

The IHS Director recently sent a letter [PDF - 49KB] with an enclosure [PDF - 34KB] to Tribes providing an update on the ongoing tribal consultation to improve the Indian Health Service Contract Health Services (CHS) program, which is the funding we use to pay for referrals and services in the private sector.  She has shared the third set of recommendations from the Director's Workgroup on Improving CHS.  One of the outcomes of the workgroup was a recommendation to keep the CHS distribution formula for new funding increases.  Please submit your recommendations to

Margo Kerrigan
IHS California Area Office