Disabilities Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

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What you need to know

What you need to know


Announcement - Appendix K Approved by CMS

The Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Appendix K amendments for both DD waivers were submitted to CMS March 31, 2020 and approved on April 20, 2020. Appendix K is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outline temporary changes to the service delivery system.  

Announcement - COVID-19 Calls

DHHS is having COVID-19 calls every other week for families and stakeholders of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers. This includes the two developmental disabilities waivers, the Aged and Disabled Waiver, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver. 

On these calls, DHHS will provide updates on what is occurring at the State level and there will be a time to ask questions. You are welcome to participate in these calls.   

The dates for calls are every other Monday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CST:
June 1, 2020
June 15, 2020
June 29, 2020
July 13, 2020
July 27, 2020

The call in number 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

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