Developmental Disabilities Providers

Disabilities Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

Sections on this page

    Information for All Providers

    General Guides and Information

    2019 Provider Presentation on Waiver Changes - PowerPoint presentation given fall 2019.

    DD Provider Handbook - An overview for providers, including how to work with participants, what is expected, and how to bill for services. En Español aquí.

    DD Provider ISP Guide - What to expect and how to prepare for a participant's meeting. En Español aquí.   

    DD Provider Resources - Brochure outlining resources. Resources include this website, organizations that compile provider lists, and training opportunities.

    DD Service Directory - Full service descriptions including definitions, limits, frequency, duration, provider types, and provider qualifications for DD services. Las versiones en español estarán muy pronto disponibles.

    Electronic Visit Verification - The Federal 21st Century Cures Act contains a Medicaid requirement for mandatory use of Electronic Visit Verification (EEV). EVV allows in-home care providers to check in and out electronically. DHHS welcomes comments from providers to make sure the EVV solution is successful. You can subscribe to the linked page for updates.

    Habilitation Plan Overview - Step-by-step guide to write habilitation programs. This is a companion to habilitation training.

    Employment Information

    Employment Plan - For the provider to fill out when a participant is on the wait list for Nebraska VR services.

    FAQs: Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation - Answers questions about the services provided by DD and VR.

    Functional Behavioral Assessments

    Functional Behavioral Assessments & Behavior Support Plans - Flow chart on the process to help participants with target behaviors.

    Functional Behavioral Assessment Template - Expectations to share with a clinician completing a participant's FBA. This meets the requirements listed in the Behavioral Health Service Definitions for Heritage Health.

    Appendix K

    Provider Fact Sheet - Information for providers affected by flooding.

    Billing Form - Form for provider to bill services under Appendix K.

    Regulation and Waiver Page - Letters from CMS and approved Appendix K documents.


    Notification of Death - Due within 10 days of the death of someone you served. For instructions, see Notification of Death Directions.

    Physical Exam Form - May be used when taking a participant for his/her annual exam.

    Request for Fair Hearing - You may file an appeal if you do not agree with a decision made by DHHS-DD about provider enrollment or payment.

    Rate Reform

    We are working to improve Nebraska's Medicaid Waiver rate structure to ensure appropriate reimbursement for developmental disabilities services. Information can be found on our rate reform page. This page is updated as the process continues.

    State Transition Plan (STP) Assessment

    When a provider opens a new residential setting, a STP Residential Self-Assessment should be completed by the provider. Residential settings include group homes, host homes, and shared living (previously called extended family homes).

    When a provider opens a new day services setting, an email should be sent to DHHS-DD Provider Relations at to arrange a STP Non-Residential Assessment. Day service settings include workshops, hubs, enclaves, and other locations where day services occur.

    For information about the state's plan for home and community-based services, visit the State Transition Plan page.


    The state of Nebraska uses Therap for many things, including incident reporting, billing, referrals and secure communication.