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October 11, 2013

Russ Reno, Communications & Legislative Services, (o) 402-471-8287, (c) 402-450-7318

Meetings in Your Area Soon about Nebraska Medicaid Managed Care for Long-Term Services and Supports
Lincoln – Nebraska Medicaid requests input from clients and service providers at 10 town hall meetings across the state Oct. 22-Nov. 21, about the design and development of a long-term services and supports managed care system, said Vivianne Chaumont, director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
A managed care system will be launched July 2015 by Nebraska Medicaid for clients with disabilities and/or those over age 65, she said. The aim of managed care is to improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of providing health benefits. Nebraska Medicaid currently uses managed care systems for physical and behavioral health services.
“We want to hear from the public, clients and service providers how they would like to see this managed care program implemented in Nebraska,” Chaumont said. “As we’ve shown with our other managed care services, we will provide our clients the right services, in the right amount, and at the right time after assessing their needs. Important to that service is public input as we make our plans.”
Meetings will be held in the following communities:
  • Norfolk, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2-3:30 p.m.:  Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging, 119 West Norfolk Ave.
  • Lincoln, Tuesday, Oct. 29:  10-11:30 a.m. at Aging Partners, 1005 O St., and 2-3:30 p.m. at League of Human Dignity, 1701 P St.
  • Grand Island, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.:  Grand Generation Center (Grand Island Senior Center), 304 East 3rd St.
  • Kearney, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m.:  South Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging, Suttle Plaza, 4623 2nd Ave., Suite 4.
  • North Platte, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30-11 a.m.:  North Platte Senior Center, 901 East 10th St.
  • Scottsbluff, Thursday, Nov. 7, 9-10:30 a.m.:  Bluffs Business Center, 1517 Broadway, Suite 105.
  • Beatrice, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2-3:30 p.m.:  Beatrice Senior Center, 101 North 25th St.
  • Omaha, Thursday, Nov. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.:  Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, 4223 Center St.