The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care is holding this hearing to accept comments on proposed regulations related to Early Intervention Services Coordination. These regulations are found in Title 480 Chapter 3
of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). They will replace the current 480 NAC 10
, which will be repealed. The changes to the regulations will bring them into compliance with revised federal regulations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C (20 U.S.C. 1431 through 1443 and 34 CFR Part 303).
In addition to the public hearing site in Lincoln, noted above, the hearing will be broadcast to the following video conference sites. Interested persons may comment from:
Omaha ESU 3, Niobrara Room, 6949 South 110th
Scottsbluff Vocational Rehabilitation, 505A Broadway, Suite 500
Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. Sections 43-2501 to 43-2516 (the Early Intervention Act) and 81-3117(7).
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health is holding this hearing to accept comments on proposed new regulations related to the licensure of genetic counselors. These regulations are found in Title 172 Chapter 92
of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC).
The proposed regulations will establish definitions, requirements for initial, provisional, and renewal licensure, including continuing competency, provisions for denied or withdrawn applications, unprofessional conduct, grounds for discipline, conditions for reinstatement of a license, and fees.
Authority for these regulations is found in the Genetic Counseling Practice Act, the Uniform Credentialing Act, and Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 81-3117(7).
Thursday, August 21, 2014
State Office Building, Lower Level Conf. Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health is holding this hearing to accept comments on proposed regulations related to the licensure of funeral directors and embalmers and the licensure of funeral establishments and branch establishments. These regulations are found in Title 172, Chapters 67 and 68
of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). They will replace the current chapters 67
, which will be repealed.
This is a rewrite of these chapters to reflect the provisions of the Funeral Directing and Embalming Practice Act and the Uniform Credentialing Act. Statutory language and procedural material have been removed from the proposed regulations.
The regulations for the licensure of funeral directors and embalmers in chapter 67 contain:
• Non-statutory definitions;
• Qualifications for initial, reciprocity, and apprentice licenses;
• Examination requirements;
• Continuing education requirements for license renewal;
• Unprofessional conduct and grounds for discipline of a license; and
• Conditions for license reinstatement.
The regulations for the licensure of funeral establishments and branch establishments in chapter 68 contain:
• Non-statutory definitions;
• Qualifications for licensees;
• Establishment manager responsibilities;
• Requirements for amending and renewing a license;
• Standards for funeral services;
• Requirements for transportation and disposition of bodies;
• Inspection standards;
• Requirements for documentation, physical structure, equipment, and supplies;
• Grounds for discipline of a license; and
• Conditions for reapplication.
Authority for these regulations is found in the Funeral Directing and Embalming Practice Act, the Uniform Credentialing Act, and Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 81-3117(7).
Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT on August 21, 2014.
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
This notice is given in compliance with 42 CFR 447.205 and Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act. The Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medicaid and Long Term Care hereby provides notice of Medicaid payment rate change for some Medicaid covered services for Nebraska eligible clients. Medicaid will implement a 2.25 percent provider rate increase effective July 1, 2014. The rate increase is the result of an increase in appropriations by the Nebraska Legislature in LB905 (2014).
The rate increase will exclude enhanced primary care procedure codes, prescription drugs, clinical laboratory services, injectable medications, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Indian Health Services (IHS).
The total increased expenditures as a result of a 2.25 percent rate increase to the Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) and Medicaid Programs is $30,002,204 with $13,750,854 from General Funds and $16,251,350 from Federal match.
The rate change is reflected in the Nebraska Medicaid Practitioner Fee Schedules and is part of the rebasing for Nursing Facility and ICF/DD services. Specifically, the rate change impacts the following services:
• Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies, including Orthotics and Prosthetics
• Health Check
• Hearing Aids
• Home Health Agency
• Hospitals (non-Critical Access Hospitals)
• Mental Health and Substance Abuse
• Non-Emergency Transportation
• Nursing Services
• Occupational Therapy
• Personal Assistance Services
• Physical Therapy
• Physicians (excluding primary care codes)
• Speech Pathology and Audiology
• Visual Care
The current and revised rate schedules are available online for public view at http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_provhome.aspx
. The schedules are also available for viewing at each local office of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Comments may be submitted to and reviewed by the public at the Department of Health and Human Services Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026. Fax 402-742-2382 or e-mail to DHHS.RulesandRegs@nebraska.gov