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As NIHB reported previously, the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) will expire on September 30, 2019, unless Congress renews the program. On May 10, 2019, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) introduced legislation renewing SDPI for 5 years at $200 million per year, which would be a $50 million annual increase over current funding. NIHB strongly

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IHS has opened a 60 day comment period to seek input on recommendations made by the National Tribal Advisory Committee on Behavioral Health (NTAC) to address the explanatory statement in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (the Act). The Act encourages IHS to transfer behavioral health initiative funding through Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) compacts

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, CMS rejected an element of Utah’s 1115 Demonstration that would have imposed enrollment caps on Medicaid in the state. In its letter, CMS stated that it would “only approv[e] section 1115 demonstrations under which the section 1905(y)(1) match rate is provided if the demonstration covers the entire adult expansion group.”

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Attached please find an invitation from the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to participate in a Tribal Consultation regarding how potential future tribal set-aside funding from the federal Crime Victims Fund should be programmed. An informational framing paper is forthcoming and will provide relevant

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