The Division of Developmental Disabilities and Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, along with the Optumas Healthcare consulting team, are working to design the most appropriate and effective institutional level of care (LOC) assessment criteria and tools to achieve our mission of helping people live better lives.
A Technical Advisory Group (TAG) serves both phases. It includes clinical, academia, provider, and policy perspectives. Listening sessions are held for adults and children, including families, people in services, and advocates.
Phase I - Nursing facility level of care
Phase II - Intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled level of care
Timeline for Phase I - Details for May through October 2019.
Timeline for Phase I Update - Details for May through December 2019.
Timeline for Phase II Update - Details for October 2019 through May 2020.
DHHS held comment sessions for the draft regulations, which were implemented January 1, 2021
DHHS held a Webex Presentation for the Institutional Level of Care Assessment Project. Optumas presented findings from Phase II: Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) Level of Care.
DHHS held a Webex Presentation for the Nursing Facility Level of Care Assessment Project. Optumas presented findings from Phase I: Nursing Facility (NF) Level of Care.
DHHS held a Webex Listening Session for the Institutional Level of Care Assessment Redesign Project. The purpose was to hear from stakeholders on Phase II: Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) Level of Care Assessments. The ICF Listening Session covered Child and Adult processes.
Optumas provided final recommendation reports to Nebraska on June 29, 2020: