In April 2022, Nebraska Legislature passed LB376. The Governor's DD Advisory Council has been tasked with strategic oversight of LB376. The Council is working with the Division of Developmental Disabilities on the tasks outlined.
B376 directs DHHS to develop a Family Support Waiver. This will be a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver with developmental disabilities eligibility requirements.
The intent of the waiver is to help eliminate unmet needs for children in Nebraska. The new waiver will serve up to 850 children with developmental disabilities. Each participant will have a maximum annual budget of $10,000.
Informational presentations regarding the Family Support Waiver.
An important part of the Family Support Waiver process is receiving and responding to stakeholder feedback.
LB376 directs DHHS to review the current system. DHHS signed with CBIZ Optumas with Myers and Stauffer to complete the evaluation of all Nebraska HCBS waivers. DHHS will receive best practice recommendations and comparisons to other states.
Information will be added as available.
The process will include stakeholder engagement, particularly from families and participants served on existing HCBS waivers and those waiting for a DD Waiver slot.
To submit questions or comments about the System Evaluation, call (877) 667-6266 or email DHHS.DevelopmentalDisabilities@nebraska.gov.