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Medicaid Related Assistance
Developmental Disabilities
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What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides funding and oversight for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers. This includes determining eligibility, providing service coordination for eligible people, monitoring services, and paying providers.

For information about available services, select the waiver you are interested in:

Otherwise, select the topic you are interested in. The Participant/Family and Provider sections contain information specific to those groups.

Appendix K Approved until June 30, 2022​

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 the Regulations and Waiver page.

AD and TBI Waiver Amendments Submitted

DDD developed amendments to the 1915(c) HCBS Aged and Disabled (AD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waivers. Both waivers were submitted to CMS March 18, 2022. For more information, including submitted waivers and comments received, visit the Public Comment page.

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Advocacy​ Groups 

The following groups help with our mission of helping people live better lives:

  • A governor-appointed committee. 
  • See page for opportunities to join!
  • Open to all interested people.
  • A governor-appointed council within DHHS - Public Health​

Initiatives

  • Level of Care Redesign - DDD and MLTC are working to assess and improve Nebraska's level of care assessments.
  • Rate Reform and OAP Redesign - DDD is working to assess and improve the rate structure for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS DD Waivers. This will ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • State Transition Plan - DDD and MLTC are working on the state transition plan. ​​ 

News Releases​ and Media​​

May 2022

April 2022

  • April 1: Facebook and Twitter posts about Director Tony Green taking part in a conference call with international organizations about the current struggles facing Ukrainians with intellectual and developmental disabilities

March 2022

February 2022

2021

November

  • ​November 3: KLKN News Story​ - State programs help those with disabilities gain and maintain employment​

October

September

  • September 7: Free Person-Centered Planning for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
  • September 2: Facebook Live with Deputy Director Curtis Walters, Service Coordination Administrator Jillion Lieske, and Service Coordinator Connie Cohen-Nelson. Discussion of the exciting opportunity of becoming a Service Coordinator for Nebraska DHHS. As a Service Coordinator, you would be supporting and improving the lives of Nebraska's most vulnerable populations. Curtis, Jillion, and Connie discussed the competitive pay and benefits that come with the job, as well as the fulfillment and purpose they feel working as Service Coordinators as they strive to improve the lives of Nebraskans. Learn more and apply.

August

  • August 2: Facebook post highlighting DDD Program Manager, Tracy Robledo-Clark, who volunteers at Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) and was recognized as “Volunteer Substitute of the Year" for the non-profit organization. 

July

June

May

April

March


Email List

Want to stay up to date? Sign up for our stakeholder email list! You will receive emails about upcoming changes and public events hosted by DDD. You will also receive emails with local and federal information affecting the people we serve. To sign up, send an email to: DHHS.DDDCommunityBasedServices@nebraska.gov.