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Urban Indian Health Board

  • Urban Indian Health Board (modified: 2 years ago)
    Minnesota submitted a new section 1115 application for authority to allow tribal organizations to receive the Indian Health Services encounter rate for Medicaid services provided to American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. Only organizations that are dually certified as Urban Indian Health Programs and Federally Qualified Health organizations will qualify; which currently, the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis (IHB) is the only entity eligible. The state's intended purpose for this 1115 is to test new ways to help urban American Indians served by the IHB to access quality health care; including use of an abbreviated Medicaid application process for American Indians and targeting additional funding (100 percent federal match) for the IHB into enhanced care coordination and application assistance for this population. The federal comment period will be open from May 22, 2017 through June 21, 2017.