Liberty Partnership Quality Project - DDD and Liberty Healthcare Corporation are working together through a contract centered around quality improvement to make services better and more centered around the wishes and needs of each person supported. The Liberty project is for all four Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers.
The DDD Quality Unit, along with Liberty Healthcare, hosts quarterly meetings for providers of all HCBS Waiver services. Additional information is on the HCBS Provider page.
Since September 2017, DDD has given updates on quality activities to Nebraska Legislature.
DDD uses a quality improvement system to ensure the health and well-being of participants through continuous, participant-focused monitoring and improvement.
Nebraska is participating in a National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) project survey to assess the quality of life for adults receiving long-term care services through DDD.
DDD has a quality management and improvement plan to promote and monitor quality of services and lives for waiver participants. This was a result of
Nebraska Revised State Statute §83-1209.
The National Core Indicators (NCI) project is an effort by public DD agencies to measure and track performance. NCI is a collaboration between the National Association of State DD Directors and the Human Services Research Institute.
NCI offers an introduction video to explain surveys, who can participate, and how the information is used.
DDD began participating in NCI for the 2016-17 survey.
This survey compares Nebraska's workforce data to other states. DHHS can measure improvements made by policy or programmatic changes. The online survey is filled out yearly by direct support employees of agency providers who serve adult participants.
This survey assesses the quality of life for adult participants. The survey used to be called the Adult Consumer Survey.
DDD partners with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) to conduct this survey with randomly selected participants.
If you are an adult participant, or someone in your family receives services, you may be contacted.
The NCI website has current reports, as well as reports dating back to 2005, on both national and state levels. You can view all Nebraska reports there.
This interactive dashboard allows individuals to explore findings from the National Core Indicators - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities surveys from across the state of Nebraska. Each dashboard permits individuals to explore in detail all questions answered by survey respondents. The dashboard is provided as a courtesy of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services based on the National Core Indicator Survey results. Surveys were conducted by the University Center of Excellence and Developmental Disabilities faculty and staff at the Munroe-Meyer Institute.
View the NCI Dashboard.
If you have any questions for the DDD Quality Unit, including questions about current projects and initiatives, email DHHS.DDDQualityUnit@nebraska.gov.