Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver services must comply with state regulations, known as the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC).
The following regulations apply to Medicaid HCBS waiver services:
To be eligible, a person must have Medicaid. To apply for Medicaid, contact your
local DHHS office or apply online at iServe.
Available HCBS Waivers for Eligible People - A quick look at Nebraska's four Medicaid HCBS waivers.
A participant can only be on one waiver at a time. A participant can be on one waiver while waiting for a different waiver.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Nebraska's request to amend the 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Appendix K documents and CMS approval letter are in the COVID-19 Appendix K Amendment section on this page.
To be on a Medicaid HCBS waiver, a person must meet level of care requirements outlined in the waiver.
Appendix K is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outline temporary changes to the service delivery system. Appendix K did not require public comment as it was in response to a state of emergency.
Appendix K Approved Amendments for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS Waivers - March 17, 2022
Nebraska extended flexibilities from June 30, 2021 through June 30, 2022 for the flexibility to allow Habilitative Workshop, Community Inclusion, and Adult Day Service in an alternative setting for the CDD and DDAD Waivers. Additionally, Nebraska is increasing rates for services from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022.
Appendix K Approved Amendments for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS Waivers - April 15, 2021
Appendix K Approved Amendments for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS Waivers - March 24, 2021
Appendix K Approved Amendments for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS Waivers - December 17, 2020
Appendix K Extensions for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS Waivers - September 14, 2020
Appendix K for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS Waivers - April 20, 2020
The Developmental Disabilities Services Act can be found in
Nebraska Revised Statute §§83-1202 to 83-1227. On the legislative page, the Act may be viewed by using the right arrow to move through statutes.