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 is July 2015.
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.