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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                
December 7, 2010                        

CONTACT
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047)
marla.augustine@nebraska.gov

Department of Health and Human Services to Hold Hearings December 23

Lincoln –The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is holding hearings on Thursday, December 23, in the Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level, Conference Room A, in Lincoln.

Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. CT

The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care is holding this hearing to accept comments on proposed changes to regulations to Medicaid. The proposed changes provide that, for Medicaid recipients who have long-term care insurance, claims will be paid in a certain order after payment has been made of the specific services covered by the policy.

Public Hearing at 10:00 a.m. CT

The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care is holding this hearing to accept comments on proposed new regulations for Medicaid. The proposed changes will establish Nebraska’s medical home pilot program. A medical home is one in which a patient establishes an ongoing relationship with a physician in a physician-directed team for primary and preventive care and coordinates the patient’s needs across the health care system.

Anyone may attend and comment at the hearings or submit comments in writing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT December 27 and should be sent to DHHS Regulatory Analysis and Integration, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, fax 402-742-2382, or e-mailed to DHHS.RulesandRegs@nebraska.gov 

Draft copies of the regulations are available at DHHS, 402-471-9022, and at the office of the Secretary of State, 402-471-2385. Draft regulations are available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regtrack/index.cgi.

If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call 402-471-9022. For persons with hearing impairments, please call DHHS at 402-471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or 800-833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks before the hearing date.

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