Medicaid HCBS Public Comments

 
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Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver


 

Medicaid is developing an amendment to implement changes to the 1915(c) Home and Community Based (HCBS) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver. 

The 30-day public comment period is from February 28 - March 29, 2020. 

The following lists a summary of the proposed changes:

  • Include the new Medicaid eligibility group covered by Medicaid expansion as a group eligible, provided the individuals meet all other eligibility criteria for the TBI waiver.
  • Remove a duplicative performance measure that reviews claims compared to eligible participants.
  • CMS required the state to complete the process to rebase and revise the rate methodology and rates for the services provided under this waiver. This included a review of the rate allowed for room and board, as well a review of medical transportation cost components, and provider retainer payments.

A draft of the waiver application with proposed changes is available at the link below:

A hard copy of the waiver application can also be requested via mail, email, or by phone at (402) 471-8091.

 

Interested persons are invited to submit their written comments to the Department. Written comments must be received by March 29, 2020.

  • Public comments may be submitted to the designated email address: DHHS.HCBSPublicComments@nebraska.gov;  
  • Faxed to (402) 471-9092;
  • Or mailed to:
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Nebraska Medicaid
    ATTN: Rebecca Hoffman
    301 Centennial Mall South
    P.O. Box 95026
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Comments will also be accepted at the public meetings listed below:

 

​DateCity​Location​Time​
​March 4, 2020Statewide WebinarPlease join the Zoom meeting AND by phone.

Join Zoom Meeting: http://go.unl.edu/publiccomment

Join by phone:
Toll-free: 888-820-1398
Participant code: 3925547#
1:30 - 3:30 PM Central
​March 10, 2020​Statewide Webinar​Please join the Zoom meeting AND by phone.

Join Zoom Meeting: http://go.unl.edu/publiccomment

Join by phone:
Toll-free: 888-820-1398
Participant code: 3925547#
​5:30 - 7:30 PM Central
​March 18, 2020​Lincoln or Statewide WebinarState Office Building – Lower Level B

Come in Person, Join the Zoom meeting, or Join by Phone.

Join Zoom Meeting: http://go.unl.edu/publiccomment

Join by phone:
Toll-free: 888-820-1398
Participant code: 3925547#

1:30 - 3:30 PM Central


After the public comment period, when submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the HCBS waiver will include a summary of the public comments received during the public input process, and if any comments were not adopted, the reasons why.  The summary will also specify any modifications made to the waiver as a result of the public input process.