Medically Handicapped Children’s Program
What is the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?
A program that provides specialized medical services for children and youth with special health care needs. Services may include service coordination/case management, specialty medical team evaluations, access to specialty physicians, and payment of authorized medical services.
Who may be eligible for this program?
- Birth through 20 years of age
- Must be a Nebraska resident
- Must be diagnosed with an eligible chronic medical condition and an active individual medical treatment plan (MHCP- Medical Conditions)
- Must meet financial eligibility based on current regulations
What services may be available through the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?
Some of the funded services may include:
- Diagnostic and Consultative Services: These services may include assistance with locating offices of participating specialists, hospitals, or specialty clinics.
- Treatment Services: Funds are used to pay for costs of prior authorized specialized medical treatment related to the eligible diagnosis(es). Treatment must be in accordance with the individual treatment plan.
- The program does NOT provide or cover general medical care.
How do I apply for the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?
- Individuals, parents, guardians, agencies, and physicians may refer a child/youth to the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program at any time.
- You can request an application from any Department of Health and Human Services local office.
Applications may be submitted to any Department of Health and Human office or to:
ATTN: Medically Handicapped Children’s Program
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
For additional information and questions, please contact any of the following locations:
Grand Island (800) 353-9433
Lincoln (402) 471-5308 or (402) 471-5379
Norfolk (402) 370-3131
North Platte (308) 535-8238
Omaha (402) 595-2189
How can I find the state regulations for the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?
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