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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2009

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Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287, jeanne.atkinson@nebraska.gov

 

DHHS to Hold Two Hearings July 13 in Lincoln

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care will hold two public hearings July 13, 2009 to accept comments on proposed changes to regulations for the Nebraska Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid.

These hearings will take place in Lincoln at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, temporary conference room ‘1Z’ located on 1st floor, State Office Building, North side.

Public Hearing at 1:00 p.m. CT

The proposed changes at this hearing will establish Medicaid rates for services provided by intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation (ICF/MRs) for the period of July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with a proposed inflation factor of 5.0%. The proposed rates will be available for review and comment on the DHHS website at http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/reg/hearings/. The proposed changes will also:

  • Increase administrator compensation maximums;
  • Increase fixed cost component maximum from $26 to $27; and
  • Provide for Medicaid payment for ICF/MRs with 4-15 beds.

Public Hearing at 2:00 p.m. CT

The proposed changes at this hearing will establish Medicaid rates for nursing facility services for the period of July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 with a proposed inflation factor of 0.78%.

The proposed rates will be available for review and comment on the DHHS website at http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_hearings.aspx. The proposed changes will also:

  • Increase administrator compensation maximums, and;
  • Increase fixed cost component maximum from $26 to $27.

Anyone may attend and comment at these hearings or submit comments in writing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT, July 13, 2009. They should be sent to DHHS, Regulatory Analysis and Integration, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509; faxed to 402-742-2382; or e-mailed to Rules.Regs@dhhs.ne.gov.

If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call 402-471-9022. Persons with hearing impairments may call the DHHS at 402-471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or 800-833-7352 TDD.

Draft regulations and DHHS hearing notices are available online at: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_hearings.aspx.

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