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For Immediate Release
September 2, 2016

Julie Naughton, Public Information Officer, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-1695 or (cell) 402-405-7202,

DHHS To Hold Listening Sessions Statewide
The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care Seeks
Public Input on Long-Term Care Redesign

Lincoln—Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services is traveling statewide in September to seek public commentary about Medicaid’s Long-Term Care Redesign project, identified as a priority in the DHHS Business Plan.
“By including Nebraskans in these very important discussions, we believe that we will simplify processes for consumers, increase quality of care, and offer more efficient and effective solutions,” said Courtney Phillips, chief executive officer of DHHS.
All interested persons, including consumers and providers, are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about what works with the current long-term Medicaid system in Nebraska and what needs to be changed. Goals include strengthening access, coordination and integration of care  through streamlined eligibility processes and collaborative case management, as well as promoting independent living in the least restrictive setting possible through the use of consumer-focused and individualized services and living options.
Listening sessions will be held in the following locations: 

  • Sept. 6, Lincoln: 5:30-6:30 PM CT, Walt Branch Library, Rooms 1 & 2, 6701 S. 14th St.
  • Sept. 7, Norfolk:  5:30-6:30 PM CT, Norfolk Public Library, 308 Prospect Ave.
  • Sept. 8, Fremont:  5:30-6:30 PM CT, Gifford Tower, Community Room, 2510 N. Clarkson Street
  • Sept. 9, Omaha: 5:30-6:30 PM CT, Autism Center of Nebraska, Inc., Great Room, 9012 Q Street
  • Sept. 14, Grand Island: 5:30-6:30 PM CT, Edith Abbott Memorial Library, 211 North Washington Street
  • Sept. 15, Live Webinar Hosted by NET: 5:30-6:30 PM CT, For mobile devices:; For desktop computers:
  • Sept. 19, Kearney: 2:00-3:00 PM CT, Younes Conference Center, 416 W. Talmadge Road 
  • Sept. 20, North Platte: 5:30-6:30 PM CT, North Platte Public Library, 120 West 4th St.
  • Sept. 21, Gering: 5:30-6:30 PM MT, Gering Public Library, 1055 P St.


Public comments are welcome and can be sent to  Information on the long-term care project is available at To get regular updates on the long-term care project, click here to subscribe.