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

Announcement - Appendix K Submitted to CMS

The Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Appendix K amendments for both DD waivers were submitted to CMS March 31, 2020. These are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outline temporary changes to the service delivery system. In anticipation of a quick response from CMS, DHHS-DD is finalizing FAQs and Billing Guidance documents to be available upon notification of their approval. 

Announcement - Weekly COVID-19 Calls

Due to the current health pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19).  We will be canceling the HCBS Stakeholder Meeting currently scheduled for April 7, 2020.  We will reconvene these meetings after the pandemic. 

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is currently having weekly COVID-19 calls for Families & Stakeholders of the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) developmental disabilities waivers to provide weekly updates as to what is occurring at the State level as well as a chance to share questions.  You are welcome to participate in these weekly calls.   

The Dates for these calls are every Monday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CST:

March 30, 2020
April 6, 2020
April 13, 2020
April 20, 2020
April 27, 2020
May 4, 2020
May 11, 2020
May 18, 2020
May 25, 2020

The call in number for the weekly call is: 888-820-1398
Attendee 3065334#
*6 Mute/Unmute own line

​The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHHS-DD) provides funding and oversight for Medicaid home and community-based developmental disabilities waiver services. This includes determining eligibility, providing service coordination for eligible people, monitoring services, and paying DD providers.

DHHS-DD also operates the Beatrice State Developmental Center, which provides direct services in an institutional setting.

General Information

  • The following groups help with our mission of helping people live better lives:

Current Initiatives

  • Level of Care Redesign - DHHS-DD and DHHS-MLTC are working to assess and improve Nebraska's level of care assessments.
  • Nebraska Olmstead Plan - DHHS's plan to provide people with disabilities opportunities to live, work, and be served in the most appropriate integrated setting.
  • Rate Reform and OAP Redesign - DHHS-DD is working to assess and improve Nebraska's Medicaid waiver rate structure. This will ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • State Transition Plan - DHHS-DD and DHHS-MLTC are working on the state transition plan. 
    • Final Rule FAQs - How the final rule affects developmental disabilities services.

Email List

Want to stay up to date? Sign up for our stakeholder email list! You will receive emails about notices of upcoming changes and public events hosted by DHHS-DD. You will also receive emails with local and federal information affecting those with DD. To sign up, send an email to: DHHS.DDDCommunityBasedServices@nebraska.gov.