Medicaid's FAQ on COVID-19 is available below. It will be updated regularly as new information is available.
Medicaid has submitted an 1135 Waiver application and Appendix K to the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) oversees the Nebraska Medicaid program, home and community based services, and the State Unit on Aging.
Medicaid provides health care services to low-income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.
Home and community-based services are available to those who qualify for Medicaid waivers, such as the elderly, adults and children with disabilities, and infants and toddlers with special needs.
The State Unit on Aging works with public and private service providers to help people live in their preferred settings and be active in their communities.
Nebraska's aging network includes eight Area Agencies on Aging.
DHHS would like to welcome Dr. Elsie Verbik as the new Medical Director for the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care.
Dr. Verbik has a unique blend of administrative, teaching and clinical experience. Prior to joining DHHS, she has been the Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, responsible for Medical Policy and Quality. Dr. Verbik also served as the Lead Medical Director for Coventry/Aetna, responsible for Medicare Advantage and Commercial plans in NE, IA, SC, and ND. With a background including hospital management and as a family physician, Dr. Verbik's well-rounded background will serve her well in this new position of leading the MLTC Division.
The Medicaid team is excited to have Dr. Verbik serving alongside us on our mission to help Nebraskan's live better lives. We are confident that she will be a great fit for our organization and will bring a great amount of talent and experience to our team.
A graduate of the Christian Medical College at Punjab University of India, Dr. Verbik completed her residency at Clarkson Family Medicine in Omaha. She holds an active status as Diplomat with the American Board of Family Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Verbik has been awarded the Health Services Torchbearer Award from Coventry Health Care, and was named a Champion of Standards from the Steward Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, Iowa.
She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Nebraska Medical Association, and the Metro Omaha Medical Society. Dr. Verbik is a member of the National Safety Council Nebraska, still serving on the Finance Subcommittee.
Dr. Verbik recently relocated from Omaha to Lincoln, Nebraska, and will start her new position June 1.
Information on division programs, initiatives, rules, and regulations
Information on enrollment, claims, billing, rates, and more
Information on eligibility, Medicaid-covered services, and more
Information on the State Unit on Aging, which helps older Nebraskans remain healthy and active in their communities
DHHS is launching a new Medicaid program for the expanded Medicaid-eligible population.
DHHS is implementing a new EVV system later this year.
To apply for Medicaid, send a completed application to DHHS. Applications can be completed online at
ACCESSNebraska, over the phone, or on paper and mailed to your nearest DHHS office.
For more information, contact your nearest DHHS office.