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Lincoln – The Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS) is set to expire by the end of today, May 11. Nebraska ended its COVID-19 PHE on June 30, 2021.
In anticipation of the expiration of the federal PHE, the Division of Public Health has aligned COVID-19 data monitoring and response efforts with other respiratory illnesses.
“DHHS will continue moving forward with providing Nebraskans with the best services possible and do our best to empower people to live their best lives," said CEO Dannette R. Smith.
Medicaid & Long-Term Care (MLTC) will also end flexibilities that were introduced to help providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following flexibilities will end after May 11:
The following flexibilities will end after June 30:
Additionally, cost-sharing, including copayments/copays and premiums, will continue to be waived for members of Nebraska Medicaid until June 1, 2024.