DHHS-DD also operates the Beatrice State Developmental Center, which provides direct services in an institutional setting.
Tony Green, Director of DHHS-DD, is traveling statewide in September on a “Let's Talk" tour. He plans to gain stakeholder input on Home and Community-Based Services through the waivers for developmental disabilities, aged & disabled, and traumatic brain injury. Among the topics that will be discussed: COVID-19, Appendix K, Levels of Care, and training for Person-Centered Planning.
The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) issued guidance for returning to services outside the home. This guidance is intended for state agencies, providers, families, participants, and other stakeholders. The goal is a carefully planned, safe, and phased approach to providing meaningful opportunities and support.
The Medicaid HCBS Waiver Appendix K amendments and extensions for DD waivers were approved by CMS. Appendix K is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outline temporary changes to services.
DHHS has COVID-19 calls every other week for families and stakeholders of the Medicaid HCBS Waiver services. This includes the DD waivers, the Aged and Disabled Waiver, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver.
DHHS provides updates and there is time to ask questions.
Calls are every other Monday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CST: Sept 21, 2020
The call-in number is: 888-820-1398 Attendee 3065334#*6 Mute/Unmute own line
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