The Division of Developmental Disabilities and Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, along with the Optumas Healthcare consulting team, are working to design the most appropriate and effective institutional level of care (LOC) assessment criteria and tools to achieve our mission of helping people live better lives.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is requesting input and comment from interested stakeholders who may be impacted by proposed updates to regulations. Recently, a draft of 471 NAC 43, which revises the Nursing Facility Level of Care (NF LOC) criteria for children, was posted to the proposed regulations website.
DHHS hosted two comment session on these draft regulations. These sessions were identical and the proposed changes to the regulations were reviewed. To submit a comment on draft regulations outside of these meets, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase I - Nursing facility level of care
Phase II - Intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled level of care
Timeline for Phase I - Details for May through October 2019.
Timeline for Phase I Update - Details for May through December 2019.
Timeline for Phase II Update - Details for October 2019 through May 2020.
DHHS held a Webex Presentation for the Institutional Level of Care Assessment Project. Optumas presented findings from Phase II: Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) Level of Care.
DHHS held a Webex Presentation for the Nursing Facility Level of Care Assessment Project. Optumas presented findings from Phase I: Nursing Facility (NF) Level of Care.
DHHS held a Webex Listening Session for the Institutional Level of Care Assessment Redesign Project. The purpose was to hear from stakeholders on Phase II: Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) Level of Care Assessments. The ICF Listening Session covered Child and Adult processes.
Optumas provided final recommendation reports to Nebraska on June 29, 2020: