Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

January 2014 eMailout


Week 1

MEMORANDUM

DATE: January 3, 2014

TO: NPAIHB Delegates, Tribal Health Directors and Tribal Chairs

FROM: Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, Executive Director

RE: WEEKLY MAILOUT

Attn: All Delegates and THDs


Week 2


MEMORANDUM

DATE: January 10, 2014

TO: NPAIHB Delegates, Tribal Health Directors and Tribal Chairs

FROM: Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, Executive Director

RE: WEEKLY MAILOUT

Attn: All Delegates and THDs

Attn: Oregon (OR) Delegates and THDs


Week 3

MEMORANDUM


DATE: January 17, 2014

TO: NPAIHB Delegates, Tribal Health Directors and Tribal Chairs

FROM: Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, Executive Director

RE: WEEKLY MAILOUT

Attn: All Delegates and THDs



Week 4

MEMORANDUM

DATE: January 24, 2014

TO: NPAIHB Delegates, Tribal Health Directors and Tribal Chairs

FROM: Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, Executive Director

RE: WEEKLY MAILOUT

Attn: All Delegates and THDs

Attn: All Oregon (OR) Delegates and THDs

Attn: All Washington (WA) Delegates and THDs


Week 5

MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 31, 2014

TO:   NPAIHB Delegates, Tribal Health Directors and Tribal Chairs

FROM:  Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, Executive Director

RE:   WEEKLY MAILOUT

Letter and final report to Dr. Elaine Buckberg, Office of Economic Policy RE: Follow Up from January 22, 2014 Quarterly Meeting of the IHS/TSGAC (Enabling Electronic Verification of Eligibility for Indian-Specific Benefits and Protections Under Medicaid and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PL 111-48 report included)
NPAIHB letter to Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Director of Indian Health Services RE: Comments and Recommendations concerning the Dear Tribal Leader Letter on October 23, 2013 regarding implementation of Section 402 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act 25 U.S.C. 1642 (dated 1/27/14)
IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee letter to Dr. Roubideaux RE: December 6, 2013 Dear Tribal Leader letter on Expanding the Medicare-Like Rate Cap to Non-Hospital Services (dated 1/31/14)
NPAIHB letter to Dr. Roubideaux RE: Expanding the Medicare-Like Caps to Non-Hospital Bases Services (dated 1/3/14)
Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker Memorandum letter to Dr. Roubideaux RE: I.H.S.’s Interpretation of IHCIA Section 402 Should Be Rescinded or Amended (dated 1/23/14)
Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker Memorandum RE: Tribal Advisory Committee discussed CSC Appropriations with Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and I.H.S. Director; Administration Receives Letters from tribal Representation with CSC Consultation Recommendations
National Congress of American Indians and National Indian Health Board letter to Mr. Washburn, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Dr. Roubideaux, Indian Health Service RE: Request for Tribal Consultation on FY2014 Operation Plan and CSC Work Plan
White House Call on FY14 Appropriations and Contract Support Costs on February 3, 2014 10am EST
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) 2014 Member Directory
NPAIHB Funding Opportunity Report

Attn: All Delegates and THDs
PHAB Accreditation Performance Management Workshop, March 11, 2014 in Salem, OR
Oregon Regional Training on HIV, STDs and Hepatitis C, April 2, 2014 in Warm Springs, OR

Attn: All Idaho (ID) Delegates and THDs<br /> • 14-029 Tribal Notice- Children’s 1915c waiver renewal (Children’s DD and Act Early)
SPA TN 14-001- Tobacco Cessation Counseling and Products amendment

Attn: All Washington (WA) Delegates, THDs, and Tribal Chairsbr /> • Policy Brief January 2014- The Next Phase of Health Care Reform: Better Health, Better Care, and Lower Costs
Policy Brief January 2014- The Healthiest Next Generation Initiative
Healthplanfinder Update- Washington Healthplanfinder Enrollment Reaches More than 270,000

Attn: All Washington (WA) Delegates and THDs
Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-0003 Primary Care Case Management Services for Tribal Clinics and Urban Indian Centers
Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA)14-0014 Eliminate the Asset/Resource Test for the Medically Needy Pregnancy Program
Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-0015 To Update the Language Regarding the Calculation of Medicare Rates for Calendar Year 2014 in the previous SPA 13-23 for Implementing a Federally Authorized Enhanced Medicaid Payment for Primary Care Services Furnished by Certain Physicians in CY 2013 and 2014
Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-0016 To Amend Hospital Impatient Payment Methods to Comply with State and Federal Rules and the State’s 2013-15 Budget
Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-0017 To Amend Hospital Outpatient Payment Methods to Comply with State and Federal Rules and State’s 2013-15 Budget
NPAIHB letter to Representative Gregerson, Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs RE: HB 2466 Bill for oral health
NPAIHB letter to Chair Appleton and Vice-Chair Sawyer, Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs RE: Sponsoring and introducing HB 2466 Bill for oral health