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For Immediate Release
September 23, 2016

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Julie Naughton, Public Information Officer, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-1695 or (cell) 402-405-7202, julie.naughton@nebraska.gov

DHHS To Hold Additional Long-Term Care Listening Session
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 will hold a webinar 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 log on or call in and attend to share their thoughts about what works with the current long-term Medicaid system in Nebraska and what needs to be changed. Goals for the redesign project 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. 
 
This event will be an online or call-in event only. 
 

  • Wednesday Sept. 28, Lincoln: 6:30-7:30 PM CDT/ 5:30-630 PM MDT
    Title of Presentation: Potential Changes in Nebraska’s Long Term Care
    Speakers: Camille Dobson, Deputy Executive Director, NASUAD
    Date: Wednesday, September 28th
    Time: 6:30-7:30pm central time / 5:30-6:30pm mountain time
  • To register online for the Webinar:
    1. Go to https://nasuad.webex.com/nasuad/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7d2eaad77c7bfccd2153edb808c52ea7  
    2. Click "Register"
    3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit". You will be emailed the web link and call-in information for the event once you are registered.
  • For those only participating by phone:
    Dial-in Number: 1-855-797-9485
    Access code: 663 533 746
    A supporting slide deck will be emailed prior to the start of the event, for those that can only join by phone.

Public comments are welcome and can be sent to dhhs.ltcredesign@nebraska.gov  Information on the long-term care project is available at http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/medicaid_LTC.aspx.  To get regular updates on the long-term care project, go to the top of this webpage and select “Click to subscribe.”
 
The webinar is part of the month-long statewide listening tour DHHS has done for the redesign project.

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