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November 7, 2013

Russ Reno, Communications and Legislative Services, (o) 402-471-8287, (c) 402-450-7318
Meetings in Omaha Nov. 21 about Nebraska Medicaid Managed Care for Long-Term Services and Supports
Lincoln – Nebraska Medicaid requests input from the public, clients and service providers about the design and development of a long-term services and supports managed care system at meetings in Omaha on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, 4223 Center St., from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., said Vivianne Chaumont, director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
A managed care system provides advocates for clients’ health care needs to improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of providing health benefits. It will be launched July 2015 by Nebraska Medicaid for clients with disabilities and/or those over age 65, she said. Nebraska Medicaid currently uses managed care systems for physical and behavioral health services.
“We are holding these town hall meetings in eight communities across the state,” Chaumont said. “As we begin work on a managed care system for Medicaid clients, it’s important that we receive the viewpoints of the public, our clients and service providers about how they would like to see this implemented in Nebraska. Our goal is to provide our clients the right services, in the right amount, and at the right time after assessing their needs.” 
Meetings previously were held in Norfolk, Lincoln, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Beatrice.