Nebraska Medicaid Program

Provider Information

Nursing Facility Provider Handbook

 Process for a nursing facility to notify DHHS Caseworkers or Call Center staff of changes.

 Nebraska Medicaid MDS 3.0 Instructions

 Prior Authorization Elimination/MDS Assessments Question and Answers

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

MDS and Casemix Information

Managed Care Information

Medicaid Swing Bed program and authorization

The links below comprise your Nebraska Medicaid Provider Handbook. This handbook is your primary resource for information about the Nebraska Medicaid Program, including program regulations, service coverage requirements and limitations, forms, billing requirements, and payment information.

Please review this handbook prior to providing services and requesting payment from Nebraska Medicaid and share it with personnel who perform referrals, authorization, coding and claims submission for your office.

If you have questions or comments about this information, contact the Medicaid Program Specialist for the type of service: Contacts Medicaid.

 Regulations

Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Provider Participation
Chapter 3 Payment for Medical Services
Chapter 12 Nursing Facility Services
Chapter 36 Hospice Services

 Appendices (Forms, Reports and Instructions)

471-000-2 ​Form DM-5, “Physician’s Confidential Report” and Completion Instructions
471-000-41 ​Instructions for Completing Form FA-66, “Long Term Care Cost Report”
471-000-45 Instructions for Completing Form MC-75-7, “MDS Section S”
​​470-000-80 ​Nebraska Medicaid Long-Term Care UB-04 Billing Instructions for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) submitted by Nursing Facilities (NF’s) NFs and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs)
471-000-99 ​Medicaid Claim Adjustment and Refund Procedures
471-000-203 ​Instructions for Completing Form MC-9NF, “Prior Authorization for Nursing Facility Care”
471-000-220 ​Instructions for Completing Form DSS-14AD, “Functional Criteria”
471-000-230 ​Instructions for Completing Form DPI-OBRA8, “Authorization for Release of Information”
 

 Provider Bulletins

Number Subject Date
​16-13 Coordination between Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) authorizing RN, Nursing Facility and Managed Care Organization (MCO) ​05/05/16
​16-05 Required Notifications to DHHS Medicaid and Eligibility Staff ​01/14/16
​15-31 Level of Care Evaluation Requirements ​09/02/15
​15-21 Nebraska Casemix Internet System (NCIS) ​07/08/15
​15-14 Nebraska Casemix Internet System (NCIS) ​04/07/15
​14-12 Billing Instructions Updated – CMS 1500 and CMS 1450 (UB04) ​03/05/14
​13-50 Timely Filing Requirement for all Medicaid Claims ​07/15/16
​13-41 ​Level of Care Determinations by League of Human Dignity  ​06/11/13
​13-37 ​Level of Care Assessments for Clients 64 Years of Age and Under ​05/30/13
​13-27 Nebraska Medicaid Minimum Data Set (MDS) Requirements ​03/22/13
​13-26 ​Revised implementation date for the Elimination of Prior Authorization Process for Nursing Facility Services ​03/19/13
​12-09 Initial ICD-10 Awareness ​02/07/12
​12-05 2012 Medicaid Swing Bed Per Diem Rate ​01/06/12
​12-01 January 1 through December 31, 2012 Level 101, 102, 103 and 104 Rates ​01/06/12
11-25

Elimination of Turnaround Billing Document

05/20/11
11-13

UPDATE Nebraska Medicaid Implementation of the National Correct Coding Initiative Edits

02/11/11
11-04

2011 Medicaid Swing Bed Per Diem

01/10/11
11-02

Change in MC-10 Process for Nursing Facilities (revises Provider Bulletin 10-41)

01/03/11
10-64

January 1 through December 31, 2011 Level 101, 102, 103 and 104 Rates

12/20/10
10-50

Nebraska Medicaid MDS 3.0 Requirements

09/22/10
10-42

MDS Section Q Referral Process

09/02/10
10-41

Change in MC-10 Process for Nursing Facilities

08/24/10
10-39

Nebraska Medicaid Implementation of the National Correct Coding Initiative Edits

09/20/10
10-23

RUG Change FAQ's

04/23/10
10-21

Medicaid Payment of Medicare Part A Nursing Facility Crossover Claims

06/17/10
10-20

RUG-III Grouper Upgrade-Related Changes:  MDS Assessment Effective Dates

06/17/10
10-09

Nebraska Medicaid Casemix MDS RUG-III Grouper Upgrade

03/18/10
09-42

January 1 through December 31, 2010 Level 35 & 36 Rates

12/29/09
09-02

Provider responsibility to screen employees and contractors for HHS-OIG exclusion status

02/04/09
08-42

Nursing Facility, Hospice Level 35 & 36 Rates January 1 through December 31, 2009

01/06/09
08-25

Revision to NAC 471 Appendix 471-000-82 Instructions for Completing Turnaround MC-4 "Long Term Care Facility Turnaround Billing Document"

06/25/08
08-12

DHHS Website Email Notification Feature, Online Provider Handbooks and Provider Bulletins, Electronic Claims, Funds Transfer and Other Options

05/12/08
08-06

Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pads for the Nebraska Medicaid Pharmacy Program (Revised)

03/14/08
07-20

Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pads for the Nebraska Medicaid (Rescind effective 03/14/08)

09/05/07
07-10

New Medicaid Claim Reports – New Process for Reporting Deleted Medicaid Claims

05/09/07
07-07

Clarification of Facility Obligation to Reimburse for Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Costs

02/26/07
05-08

Reimbursement for Wheelchairs Provided to Clients Residing in Nursing Facilities (Bulletin to DME Suppliers) (Rescind effective 05/01/08)

05/22/05
05-01

2005 revisions to Long Term Care Facility Turnaround/Add-on billing document (mc-4) Format and completion instructions

01/14/05

Go to Rules and Regulations and Provider Bulletins for all Medicaid regulations, appendices and bulletins.

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