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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        
March 11, 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 March 21 on Proposed Regulations
 
Lincoln –The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is holding hearings on proposed changes to regulations related to the licensure and supervision of physician assistants and to Medicaid claims. The hearings will be held on Thursday, March 21, in the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.
 
At 9:30 a.m. CT
 
The Division of Public Health will accept comments on proposed changes to regulations related to the licensure and supervision of physician assistants.  The regulations will include new and revised definitions and processes for credentialing, continuing competency requirements, grounds for discipline and acts considered unprofessional conduct. The regulations also include revised supervision standards and requirements for written agreements between physician assistants and supervising physicians.
 
At 11:00 p.m. CT
 
The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care will accept comments on proposed changes to regulations related to the time limit for the submission of Medicaid claims.  The proposed regulations will change the current time limit of 12 months from the date of service to six months from the date of service.
 
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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