Nebraska Medicaid is in the process of developing a statewide Medicaid managed care program for the delivery of long-term services and supports (MLTSS). The targeted implementation date has changed from July 2015 to January 2017. The Project Charter and Concept and Design documents will be updated to reflect the revised implementation date.
Goals for implementing MLTSS include the following:
• Improve client health status and quality of life by better coordination of medical care, behavioral health care, and community-based services and supports.
• Promote client choice and use of the right services and supports at the right time in the right amount.
• Increase client access to responsive, quality services and supports.
• Use financial resources wisely to sustain Nebraska Medicaid.
Examples of long-term services and supports include nursing facility services, Personal Assistance Service (PAS), home health services, and home and community-based waiver services such as Assisted Living; Home Care/Chore; Home-Delivered Meals; Personal Emergency Response Systems; and Respite Care.
In addition to long-term services and supports, the benefits package for MLTSS will include physical and behavioral health care, dental care, and pharmacy.
Check this website frequently for updates as the program develops.