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

COVID-19 Guidance

  • Information for All Providers has a section for Appendix K which includes FAQs, service authorization and billing guidance, and the billing document.
  • The Therap section includes a guidance document to help you report incidents related to COVID-19.

Sections on this page

    Information for All Providers

    General Guides and Information

    DD Provider Handbook - Includes how to work with participants, what is expected, and how to bill. En Español aquí.

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

    DD Provider Resources - Brochure includes websites, organizations that compile provider lists, and training opportunities.

    DD Service Directory - Service descriptions include definitions, limits, frequency, duration, provider types, and provider qualifications. Las versiones en español estarán muy pronto disponibles.

    Electronic Visit Verification - The Federal 21st Century Cures Act includes a Medicaid requirement for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). EVV allows in-home care providers to check in and out electronically. Subscribe to the linked page for updates.

    Habilitation Plan Overview - Guide to write habilitation programs. This is a companion to training.

    Transportation Q&A - When and how to bill for transportation.

    Functional Behavioral Assessments

    Functional Behavioral Assessments & Behavior Support Plans - The process to help participants with target behaviors.

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

    Appendix K - 2020 COVID-19

    Agency Provider FAQs - Frequently asked questions for agency providers.

    Independent Provider FAQs - Frequently asked questions for independent providers.

    Service Authorization & Billing Information - Guidance on how to bill for services provided under Appendix K.

    Billing Form - Form to request retainer payments under Appendix K for COVID-19.

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

    Appendix K - 2019 Flooding

    Provider Fact Sheet - Information for providers affected by flooding.

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

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


    Notification of Death - Due within 10 days after a participant dies. Directions are included at the end of the form. 

    Physical Exam Form - May be used for a participant's annual exam.

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

    Rate Reform

    We are working to improve Nebraska's Medicaid Waiver rate structure to ensure appropriate reimbursement for DD services. Information is on our rate reform page. 

    State Transition Plan (STP) Assessment

    When a provider opens a new residential setting, you must complete a STP Residential Self-Assessment. Residential settings include group homes, host homes, and shared living homes.

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

    For DHHS'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 reports, billing, referrals and secure communication.