In November 2018, Nebraska voters approved Initiative 427, electing the federal option to provide Medicaid coverage to otherwise ineligible adults up to 138% of the federal poverty level under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In order to extend coverage, the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) is seeking federal approval to create the Heritage Health Adult (HHA) expansion program. Through the HHA initiative, Nebraska Medicaid seeks to improve health outcomes and encourage life successes for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Nebraska received federal approval for the Heritage Health Adult Demonstration waiver on October 20, 2020. For more details, please see below:
Full Public Notice
Federal Public Comment Period
For more information on the federal public comment period, please visit CMS's website.
State Public Comment Period
DHHS's draft waiver application is available for public review and comment. All public comments will be considered as MLTC finalizes the application. Comments will be accepted through November 26, 2019.
Written and verbal comments will also be accepted at the public meetings listed below. Copies of the draft application will be available at each meeting.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Board Room, Scottsbluff High School
313 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Please note: Spoken comments will be accepted over the phone at the Kearney meeting on October 30. For the other meetings with call-in information, the phone line will be open as listen-only for callers. We would encourage those calling into the Scottsbluff or Omaha meetings to submit written comments.
Waiver Application Materials