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May 26, 2010

Marla Augustine, DHHS, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047),


Department of Health and Human Services to Hold Two Hearings June 3 in Lincoln

Nursing home administrators and Medicaid

Lincoln – These hearings will be held June 3 in the Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level, Conference Room ‘A’, Lincoln, NE.

Public Hearing at 10:00 a.m. CDT

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health will accept comments on proposed changes to regulations for licensure of nursing home administrators. The proposed changes will correct wording that appears in three sections of these regulations related to core educational areas: for an associate degree; for a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree; and for a nursing degree. The revised wording provides that the applicant/licensee either graduates from a National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) accredited program or meets specified core educational requirements. The proposed changes will restore the meaning that was originally intended.

Public Hearing at 11:00 a.m. CDT

At this hearing, the DHHS Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care will accept comments on proposed changes to regulations for Medicaid. The proposed changes will revise the Medicaid’s payment method for Medicare Part A crossover claims for nursing facility services.

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. CDT, June 5, 2010. Send your comments 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

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: