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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2013

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Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or marla.augustine@nebraska.gov

 

Department of Health and Human Services to Hold Hearings September 19th on Proposed Changes to Regulations
 
Lincoln –The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is holding hearings on proposed changes to  regulations Thursday, September 19th, in the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A. 

At 10:00 a.m.

The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care will accept comments on proposed changes to regulations related to Medicaid payment for inpatient psychiatric services for individuals under age 19 in psychiatric residential treatment facilities (PRTFs).  The changes will redefine what services within a PRTF are reimbursed by Medicaid as part of the PRTF per diem.
 
At 1:30 p.m.
 
The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care will accept comments on proposed changes to regulations related to copayments for Medicaid services.  The changes are required under federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations, and mean that services provided by a managed care organization are no longer excluded from copayments.
 
At 2:30 p.m.
 
The Department will accept comments on the proposed repeal of regulations governing facilities administered by the former Department of Public Institutions. 
 
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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