The comment period for the Proposed Rule for the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund will close on October 31, 2016. Written comments by Tribes and Tribal Organizations can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An additional in-person tribal consultation session will be held at the National Congress of American Indians 73rd Annual Convention and Marketplace on October 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm local time at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
An additional telephone tribal consultation session will be held on October 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The toll-free call in number is 888-790-3108; the passcode is 4110567.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Terri Schmidt, Acting Director, IHS Office of Resource Access and Partnerships at 301-443-3216.
Terri Schmidt, R.N. is the Acting Director of the Office of Resource Access and Partnerships for the Indian Health Service where she is responsible for providing direction and leadership in the areas of purchased/referred care, business office/third-party collections and partnerships with other Agencies and organizations. Ms. Schmidt is Arapaho and a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.