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Welcome to the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD). 
 
The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides funding and oversight for community-based services. The Division also operates Beatrice State Developmental Center, which provide direct services.
 
If you, or someone you represent, receive services from the Division or you are interested in receiving services, please select the section for participants.
 
The Division determines eligibility for developmental disabilities (DD) services, provides service coordination for eligible individuals, determines eligibility for DD Medicaid Waivers, and monitors and pays providers of home and community-based DD services. 
 
General Information

 Collaboration Announcement - Information about the partnership between DD and Nebraska VR.

DD PowerPoint: LB895 Public Hearing - Information presented on May 9, 2017 regarding LB895.

DD PowerPoint: Improving services in the Division of Developmental Disabilities - Information presented during 2016 Director's state tour.

DD Service Directory - Full service descriptions including definitions, limits, frequency, duration, provider types, and provider qualifications for DD services under the submitted HCBS Waivers. En Español aquí.

DD Services: Funding to Transition from Educational Services    (en Español) - A brochure explaining funding priority for eligible persons per state statute and what this means to those graduating.

DHHS Home and Community-Based Services Stakeholder Update 
Visit our webpage dedicated to stakeholder communication.

FAQs: Medicaid HCBS Waiver for DD Transition - Answers your questions about transportation, leave days, exception funding, billing/rates, residential habilitation, transition priorities, in-home residential, old companion home service, FBAs, ICAPs, and different waivers. - UPDATED 7/31/17.

HCBS State Transition Plan  - Webpage all about the Medicaid State Transition Plan.

News Release: Medicaid Heritage Health open enrollment begins November 1, 2017.  

DD Rate Reform
The Division is working to assess and improve Nebraska's current Medicaid Waiver rate structure to ensure appropriate reimbursement. Information can be found on our rate reform page. This page will continue to be updated as the process continues and we want to ensure that you, our stakeholders, have the most recent information.
 
Regulation Drafts for Public Comment
The Division is in the process of writing new regulations. We are not yet in an “official” public comment period, but are providing working drafts for stakeholder review on a public comment page. The working draft will continue to change as input is received. We want to ensure that you, our stakeholders, have maximum opportunity to review and make suggestions.
 

National Core Indicators (NCI)
We want to improve services in Nebraska. Nebraska is participating in a National Core Indicators (NCI) project survey that assesses the quality of life for adults receiving services from the Division. We encourage you to check our our NCI website, hosted by Monroe-Meyer Institute. Your opinions and feedback can help!

NCI surveyors may be contacting you to participate in the survey. More details are available on these FAQs.

If you are an adult receiving DD services, or someone in your family receives DD services, read our announcement to find out more!

 

Courtney Miller
Courtney Miller, Director,
Division of Developmental
Disabilities

 

 
 

 
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