Nebraska Medicaid sent to the federal government its proposed initial spending plan on July 12, 2021, for the additional funds available for home and community based services (HCBS) through the American Rescue Plan Act. This plan is subject to approval by the federal government and may change before it is approved.
A copy of the spending plan is below:
After Nebraska's spending plan is approved, Nebraska will submit quarterly updates on the plan as part of federal approval.
DDD has contracted with Liberty as a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)-like entity. For more information:
The DD Policy Manual outlines requirements and procedures for Medicaid Home and Community-Based (HCBS) Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver services. The policy manual is intended to help DD providers deliver quality habilitative services and supports, and help ensure the health and safety of those served. All providers of DD services must comply with this manual.
The following information is for DD providers to comply with Appendix K.
The Federal 21st Century Cures Act includes a Medicaid requirement for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). EVV allows in-home care providers to check in and out electronically.
We are working to improve the rate structure for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS DD Waivers to ensure appropriate reimbursement for DD services. Information is on our rate reform page.
When a DD provider opens a new residential setting, you must complete a self-assessment. Residential settings include group homes, host homes, and shared living homes.
When a DD provider opens a new day services setting, you should send an email to DDD Provider Relations at DHHS.DDProviderRelations@nebraska.gov for a STP Non-Residential Assessment. Day service settings include workshops, hubs, enclaves, and other locations where day services occur.
For DHHS's plan for home and community-based services, and the Residential Self-Assessment, visit the State Transition Plan page.
DDD uses Therap for many things, including incident reports, billing, referrals and secure communication.
DD providers are required to complete incident reports and follow-up on Therap. Instructions are available: