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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        
June 10, 2013                                     
 
CONTACT
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or
marla.augustine@nebraska.gov
 
Department of Health and Human Services to Hold Hearings June 20th on Proposed Regulations
 
Lincoln –The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, is holding hearings on proposed changes to regulations related to behavioral health managed care and to the transfer of property to spouses on Medicaid.
 
The hearings will be held on Thursday, June 20th in the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.
 
10:00 a.m. CT
 
Comments will be accepted on proposed changes to regulations that will establish a full-risk model of managed care for Medicaid behavioral health clients.  The changes will provide for client participation and enrollment in both physical and behavioral health managed care and update the behavioral health benefits package.
 
1:30 p.m. CT
 
Comments will be accepted on proposed changes to regulations related to transfer-on-death deeds as part of the determination of eligibility for Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled and/or Medicaid. These changes will provide that transfer-on-death deeds must be revoked for initial or continuing Medicaid eligibility to allow a surviving spouse on Medicaid to receive his/her full share of the deceased spouse’s estate.
 
Anyone may attend and comment at the hearing or submit comments in writing.  Written comments will be given the same consideration as oral comments.  Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT on the day of the hearings and should be sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, fax 402-742-2382, or e-mailed to DHHS.RulesandRegs@nebraska.gov.
 
Draft regulations are available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regtrack/index.cgi.  Draft copies of the regulations are also available at the office of the Secretary of State, 402-471-2385, or call DHHS Legal Services at (402) 471-8223.
 
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