The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services effective March 17, 2014. The final rule requires states to ensure individuals receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) have the benefits of community living.
Each state must review its policies, practices, and settings where HCBS are provided. Each state must have a plan for this review and making any changes needed. This plan is called the Statewide Transition Plan.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has given public notice related to the state's plan to comply with new regulations governing Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver services. The final draft of the state's transition plan will incorporate stakeholder input (including public comments). Please see the public notice dates/times listed on the MLTC public notices page. Emails may also be sent to DHHS.HCBSPublicComments@nebraska.gov with the subject heading State Transition Plan.
A&D and TBI Waiver
Statewide Transition Plan PowerPoint presentation (Spring 2019)
CMS letter for the Initial Approval of Nebraska's Statewide Transition Plan (March 31, 2017)
HCBS Final Rule guidance
Questions can be directed to DHHS.HCBSPublicComments@nebraska.gov or by calling (402) 471-9156.