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Announcement - Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists 

As a result of the continued consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective July 25, 2020, my January 31, 2020, determination that I previously renewed on April 21, 2020, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide.  See official renewal announcement.

Announcement - Provider Relief Funds (Updated September 3, 2020)

The federal government has extended the opportunity for Medicaid, CHIP, and dental providers to apply for provider relief funds. The new deadline for applications is September 13, 2020. Assisted Living Facilities may also now apply for these funds.

More information on this updated can be found at the link below:

HHS Website


Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal

Information on Provider Relief Funds is below:

Provider Relief Fund Fact Sheet (added July 8, 2020)

COVID-19 Information - Updated September 1, 2020

Medicaid submitted requests to the federal government to renew our Appendix K's on September 1, 2020. For more details, see the page below:

Medicaid's FAQ on COVID-19 is available below. It will be updated regularly as new information is available.

Medicaid also has an approved 1135 Waiver in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Last Updated: September 24, 2020

Provider Bulletin 20-34.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-349/25/2020 12:59 PM
New Utilization Management Contractor
Provider Bulletin 20-33.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-339/22/2020 11:20 AM
APR-DRG version 37 Update
Provider Bulletin 20-32.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-329/22/2020 11:20 AM
Live-In Caregivers and the applicability of EVV requirements
Provider Bulletin 20-31.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-319/11/2020 9:36 AM
NCPDP D.0 Format Modification for CII Drugs
Provider Bulletin 20-30.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-309/3/2020 12:35 PM
Provider Relief Funds for Assisted Living Facilities
Provider Bulletin 20-29.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-299/3/2020 12:35 PM
Electronic Visit Verification Training and Launch Date
Provider Bulletin 20-28.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-288/13/2020 3:51 PM
COVID-19 Assisted Living Transfers
Provider Bulletin 20-27.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-278/4/2020 12:39 PM
Provider Relief Funds – Additional Application Opportunities
Provider Bulletin 20-26.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-267/31/2020 10:17 AM
Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Heritage Health Adult (HHA) Update & Educational Webinar
Provider Bulletin 20-25.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-257/24/2020 11:13 AM
Additional Resources on Provider Relief Funds
Provider Bulletin 20-24.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-247/15/2020 12:58 PM
Chiropractic Coverage Changes
Provider Bulletin 20-23.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-237/9/2020 2:51 PM
Community CARES Grants (Updated July 8, 2020)
Provider Bulletin 20-22.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-226/24/2020 10:31 AM
Nebraska State Preferred Drug List (PDL) Changes
Provider Bulletin 20-21.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-216/22/2020 2:42 PM
HHS Webinars on Medicaid Provider Relief Funds
Provider Bulletin 20-20.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-206/15/2020 10:54 AM
Medicaid Provider Relief Funds from the Federal Government
Provider Bulletin 20-19.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-196/8/2020 2:03 PM
Annual Physical Requirements for Medicaid-Eligible Residents of Long-Term Care Nursing Facilities
Provider Bulletin 20-18.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-186/2/2020 9:50 AM
COVID-19 90-Day Bedhold Update
Provider Bulletin 20-17.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-175/19/2020 7:54 AM
Declared State of Emergency due to COVID-19, Personal Assistance Services (PAS) provider timesheets
Provider Bulletin 20-16.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-165/7/2020 3:42 PM
Opioid Daily Dose Limits
Provider Bulletin 20-15.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-155/7/2020 3:42 PM
Civil Money Penalty Funds for Communicative Technologies
Provider Bulletin 20-14.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-145/7/2020 3:42 PM
Temporary Changes to Presumptive Eligibility
Provider Bulletin 20-13.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-135/15/2020 10:24 AM
Temporary Suspension of Medicaid Copays
Provider Bulletin 20-12.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-125/15/2020 10:24 AM
Medicaid Temporary Telephone Triage Billing Codes
Provider Bulletin 20-11.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-115/5/2020 2:57 PM
Medicaid Prior Authorization Temporary Waiver
Provider Bulletin 20-10.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-105/5/2020 2:57 PM
Telehealth Services - Behavioral Health
Provider Bulletin 20-09.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-095/5/2020 2:57 PM
Telehealth Services for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Provider Bulletin 20-08.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-085/5/2020 2:57 PM
COVID-19 Teledentistry Update
Provider Bulletin 20-07.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-075/5/2020 2:57 PM
General Statewide COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Quarantines
Provider Bulletin 20-06.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-065/5/2020 2:57 PM
Medicaid COVID-19 Provider Bulletin
Provider Bulletin 20-05.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-055/5/2020 2:57 PM
COVID-19 Testing
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