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For Immediate Release
July 19, 2016

Contact
Julie Naughton Communications and Legislative Services, (402)471-1695 or julie.naughton@nebraska.gov

DHHS to Hold July Hearings related to Nebraska Medicaid Services

Hearing July 25 on Home and Community-Based Waiver Services for Children
Services are now available through Medicaid

Lincoln—The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to repeal unused regulations related to the Home and Community-Based Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder because these services are now covered by the Nebraska Medicaid program.  Behavior modification services are available to Medicaid eligible youth, including those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities and include, but are not limited to, applied behavioral analysis, community treatment aid, outpatient therapy, day treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment.

The hearing will be held on Monday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.

                            Hearing July 27 on Nebraska Medicaid Services
This public hearing will be on proposed changes to regulations related to the ambulance services provided by Nebraska’s Medicaid Program. The proposal restructures the regulations; identifies insufficient or inconsistent language; and ensures uniformity with the Medicaid State Plan, other Nebraska Administrative Code chapters, federal law, and best practices.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. CDT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.
                   Hearing July 29 on Nebraska Medicaid Program Services
A public hearing on proposed changes to regulations related to chiropractic services provided under Nebraska’s Medicaid Program will be held July 29. The proposal restructures the regulations; identifies insufficient or inconsistent language; and ensures uniformity with the Medicaid State Plan, other Nebraska Administrative Code chapters, federal law, and best practices.

The hearing will be held on Friday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments or to attend and comment at the hearing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CDT the day of the hearing, and should be emailed to DHHS.Regulations@nebraska.gov, faxed to 402-742-2382, or sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026.

The draft regulations can be found at http://www.sos.ne.gov
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