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For Immediate Release
March 17, 2017

Contact
Julie Naughton, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-1695; (cell) 402-405-7202, julie.naughton@nebraska.gov

DHHS Traveling to Eight Nebraska Towns Seeking Public Comment on Long-Term Care Redesign

Note: Soundbites on this topic available at www.dhhs.ne.gov/audio

Lincoln—The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is seeking feedback about its recently released draft redesign plan for long-term care in Nebraska. Beginning the week of March 20th, the Department will be holding listening sessions in eight communities across the state to receive feedback on this draft plan from Medicaid members, providers, advocates, and other stakeholders.

This plan, released earlier this month, is based upon national research and feedback received from a listening tour in the fall. The draft redesign plan follows and builds upon the key principles outlined in a concept paper released by the Department last year. The redesign goals follow the mission of DHHS to help people live better lives and ensure that Nebraskans will have access to high-quality services and supports, in whatever place they call home.
The draft includes recommendations to improve home and community-based care services (HCBS) for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Nebraska by enhancing opportunities for community-based living; strengthening access to and navigation of the system; ensuring fairness in the assessment process; reducing duplication; supporting consumer-direction; phasing in Medicaid managed long-term care; improving quality and accountability; and advancing the use of technology and other innovations.  For more information, please visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/LTC.
STATE TOUR LISTENING SESSIONS:
  • MONDAY, MARCH 20 – LINCOLN: Gere Library, Room 1, 2400 S 56th St, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 21 – NORFOLK:  Norfolk Public Library, 308 W Prospect Ave, 6:00 - 7:30PM
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 – FREMONT: Gifford Tower, Community Room, 2510 N Clarkson St, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 23 - OMAHA (2 sessions): 1st Session: QLI, Auditorium, 6404 N 70th Plaza, 12:00 - 2:00PM
    2nd Session: Immanuel Courtyard Independent & Assisted Living, 6757 Newport Ave, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • MONDAY, MARCH 27, GRAND ISLAND: St. Francis Medical Center, Lobby Floor Meeting Room, 2620 West Faidley Ave, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 28, KEARNEY: Kearney Public Library, North Platte Room, 2020 1st Ave, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, NORTH PLATTE: McKinley Education Center, Multi-purpose Room, 301 West F St, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 30, GERING: Gering Public Library, Community Room, 1055 P St, 6:00 - 8:00PM

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