Consultations and meetings

Tribal consultations and roundtables

Look below to see upcoming meeting dates and materials from previous meetings.

What is the difference between a roundtable and a consultation?

  • At a roundtable, the main goal is to give and receive information.
  • At a consultation, the main goals are to address issues and concerns, and make decisions.

Tribes or the Health Care Authority (HCA) can initiate consultations and roundtables.

2023 consultations and roundtables

Date Meeting type Key topics Related materials
March 22, 2023 Consultation State Plan Amendment - 13d Rehabilitative Services
March 7, 2023 Roundtable #2 State Plan Amendment - 13d Rehabilitative Services
February 22, 2023 Roundtable #1 State Plan Amendment - 13d Rehabilitative Services

2022 consultations and roundtables

Other regularly scheduled meetings

Please send us your suggestions for meeting topics or ask to be added to our contact list.

Monthly tribal meeting (MTM)

Held with HCA, the Department of Health, American Indian Health Commission, and Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Who: Tribal leaders and health care providers
When: second Wednesday of the month, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Via Zoom until further notice

Tribal compliance and operations workgroup (TCOW)

Who: Tribal health care billing staff
When: fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Via Zoom until further notice

Tribes-managed care organizations (MCOs) meeting

Who: Tribal health programs and MCOs discuss issues regarding managed care services, coverage, and payment to tribal health programs, including urban Indian health organizations
When: quarterly | Meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (during the Tribal Compliance and Operations Workgroup)
Where: Via Zoom until further notice

Governor's Indian Health Advisory Council (GIHAC)

Who: Tribal leaders and health care providers

For more information, please visit the GIHAC webpage

Tribal Centric Behavioral Health Advisory Board (TCBHAB)

Coordinated by the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC)

Who: Tribal leaders and Indian health care providers, TCBHAB board members, tribal and urban Indian organizations, state and federal tribal partners
When: third Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: via Zoom
Website: AIHC website
HCA contact: Lucilla Mendoza

Tribal 988 Crisis Response Improvement Strategy (CRIS) Subcommittee

Coordinated by the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC), Health Management Associates (HMA)

Who: Tribal leaders and Indian health care providers, TCBHAB board members, tribal and urban Indian organizations, state and federal tribal partners
When: third Wednesday of the month, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: on Zoom, in coordination with the TCBHAB meetings
Website: CRIS committees page
HCA contact: Lucilla Mendoza

AI/AN Opioid Response Workgroup (AI/AN ORW)

Coordinated by AIHC

Who: Tribal leaders and Indian health care providers, tribal and urban Indian organizations, state and federal tribal partners
When: third Wednesday of the month, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: on Zoom, in coordination with the TCBHAB meetings
Website: AIHC website
HCA contact: Lucilla Mendoza

Contact

For the quickest response, email tribalaffairs@hca.wa.gov.

Aren Sparck, tribal affairs administrator
Email:
aren.sparck@hca.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-1649

Mike Longnecker, operations and compliance manager
Email: michael.longnecker@hca.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-1315

Lucilla Mendoza, behavioral health administrator
Email: lucilla.mendoza@hca.wa.gov  
Phone: 360-725-1834