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Announcement - Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists 

As a result of the continued consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective July 25, 2020, my January 31, 2020, determination that I previously renewed on April 21, 2020, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide.  See official renewal announcement.

Announcement - Provider Relief Funds (Updated August 3, 2020)

The federal government has extended the opportunity for Medicaid, CHIP, and dental providers to apply for provider relief funds. The new deadline for applications is August 28, 2020.

Starting the week of August 10, HHS will give another opportunity to Medicare providers who missed the original opportunity to apply for additional funding from the $20 billion portion of the $50 billion Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution. Some providers, including many Medicaid, CHIP, and dental providers with low Medicare revenues, did not complete an application by the original deadline. They will now have until August 28, 2020, to complete an application to be considered for the balance of their additional funding up to 2 percent of their annual patient revenues.

Additionally, owners of provider practices who experienced financial challenges as a result of a change in ownership can also apply for relief funds. Many of the original payments sent for these providers from HHS were sent to previous owners, due to data from past payments. Applications for these owners are available from August 10 to August 28.

A press release from HHS on these updates is available at the link below.

HHS Press Release


Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal

Information on Provider Relief Funds is below:

Provider Relief Fund Fact Sheet (added July 8, 2020)

COVID-19 Information

Medicaid's FAQ on COVID-19 is available below. It will be updated regularly as new information is available.

Medicaid has submitted an 1135 Waiver application and Appendix K to the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Last Updated: August 13, 2020

Provider Bulletin 20-28.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-28New8/13/2020 3:51 PM
COVID-19 Assisted Living Transfers
Provider Bulletin 20-27.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-278/4/2020 12:39 PM
Provider Relief Funds – Additional Application Opportunities
Provider Bulletin 20-26.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-267/31/2020 10:17 AM
Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Heritage Health Adult (HHA) Update & Educational Webinar
Provider Bulletin 20-25.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-257/24/2020 11:13 AM
Additional Resources on Provider Relief Funds
Provider Bulletin 20-24.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-247/15/2020 12:58 PM
Chiropractic Coverage Changes
Provider Bulletin 20-23.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-237/9/2020 2:51 PM
Community CARES Grants (Updated July 8, 2020)
Provider Bulletin 20-22.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-226/24/2020 10:31 AM
Nebraska State Preferred Drug List (PDL) Changes
Provider Bulletin 20-21.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-216/22/2020 2:42 PM
HHS Webinars on Medicaid Provider Relief Funds
Provider Bulletin 20-20.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-206/15/2020 10:54 AM
Medicaid Provider Relief Funds from the Federal Government
Provider Bulletin 20-19.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-196/8/2020 2:03 PM
Annual Physical Requirements for Medicaid-Eligible Residents of Long-Term Care Nursing Facilities
Provider Bulletin 20-18.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-186/2/2020 9:50 AM
COVID-19 90-Day Bedhold Update
Provider Bulletin 20-17.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-175/19/2020 7:54 AM
Declared State of Emergency due to COVID-19, Personal Assistance Services (PAS) provider timesheets
Provider Bulletin 20-16.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-165/7/2020 3:42 PM
Opioid Daily Dose Limits
Provider Bulletin 20-15.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-155/7/2020 3:42 PM
Civil Money Penalty Funds for Communicative Technologies
Provider Bulletin 20-14.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-145/7/2020 3:42 PM
Temporary Changes to Presumptive Eligibility
Provider Bulletin 20-13.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-135/15/2020 10:24 AM
Temporary Suspension of Medicaid Copays
Provider Bulletin 20-12.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-125/15/2020 10:24 AM
Medicaid Temporary Telephone Triage Billing Codes
Provider Bulletin 20-11.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-115/5/2020 2:57 PM
Medicaid Prior Authorization Temporary Waiver
Provider Bulletin 20-10.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-105/5/2020 2:57 PM
Telehealth Services - Behavioral Health
Provider Bulletin 20-09.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-095/5/2020 2:57 PM
Telehealth Services for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Provider Bulletin 20-08.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-085/5/2020 2:57 PM
COVID-19 Teledentistry Update
Provider Bulletin 20-07.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-075/5/2020 2:57 PM
General Statewide COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Quarantines
Provider Bulletin 20-06.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-065/5/2020 2:57 PM
Medicaid COVID-19 Provider Bulletin
Provider Bulletin 20-05.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-055/5/2020 2:57 PM
COVID-19 Testing
Provider Bulletin 20-04.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-043/13/2020 2:22 PM
Home Health and Hospice Agency Medicare Enrollment Requirement
Provider Bulletin 20-03.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-031/17/2020 1:24 PM
CY2020 Medicaid Swing Bed Per Diem Rate
Provider Bulletin 20-02.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-021/10/2020 10:43 AM
Nebraska State Preferred Drug List (PDL) Changes
Provider Bulletin 20-01.pdfProvider Bulletin 20-011/10/2020 10:39 AM
Home and Community Base Service (HCBS) Aged & Disabled (AD) Medicaid Waiver Assisted Living Rates
Provider Bulletin 19-16.pdfProvider Bulletin 19-1612/17/2019 11:18 AM
Billing for Speech Therapy services in the community and school-based services
Provider Bulletin 19-15.pdfProvider Bulletin 19-1511/6/2019 3:34 PM
Hospice Service Intensity Add-on (SIA) payments for fee-for-service Medicaid
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