Nebraska Medicaid Program
Nebraska Medicaid covers many medically necessary services from health providers who participate in the Nebraska Medicaid program. Some preventive services, such as well child check-ups and childhood vaccines, are also covered. For a listing of services, see Services Covered by Medicaid.
The Nebraska Medicaid Program has received approval of a 1915(b) waiver which authorizes the operation of the Nebraska Health Connection, Nebraska's Medicaid Managed Care Program. The waiver authorizes mental health and substance abuse services for managed care clients statewide in addition to primary care services for Children with Special Health Care Needs and the American Indian/Alaskan Native population in Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster Counties. The balance of the managed care population receives primary care services under the authority of the State Plan. The Nebraska Medicaid Program also has received approval of several home and community-based waivers under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act.