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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

​​​​​Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is working to improve both the quality and delivery of services to people receiving home and community-based services. This includes aged people and those who experience disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities. DDD contracted with Liberty Healthcare Corporation in 2020 to help plan and enact changes to improve services. Liberty Healthcare is not replacing personnel or positions, but is working with DDD to put systems in place to improve services. 

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Calling all Self-Advocates for a new way to make services better!

Liberty Healthcare Corporation, with DDD, launched a Collaborative Workgroup and is inviting Nebraskans with disabilities to join. The Collaborative Workgroup will help DDD and Liberty make Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) better within the Aged & Disabled Waiver, the Developmental Disabilities Waivers, and the Traumatic Brian Injury Waiver. 

Monthly meetings are 1.5 hours, via Webex. 

If you or someone you know​ is interested, email Jenn Quigley at Jennifer.quigley@nebraska.gov.


Nebraska's Quality Project and Liberty Partnership 

DDD and Liberty Healthcare Corporation are working together through a contract centered around quality improvement to make services better and more centered around the wishes and needs of each person supported. 

What can you expect?

  • ​Increased communication
  • Increased follow-up
  • More person-centered practice
  • Changes to how individual services are provided

Phase I: Mortality Review

Mortality reviews are assessments to look at the information gathered about a person who has died. A registered nurse will look at information around health and safety of the person and make recommendations as needed to prevent deaths in the future.
 
Liberty Healthcare, in partnership with DDD, started completing mortality reviews for all four waivers in July of 2021.

Phase II: Critical Incident Reporting

When something unusual and concerning happens, it is important to document it so it can be prevented in the future. This is called incident reporting. Incident reports can help find problems before they become bigger problems. States and providers use this information to change supports and systems to help people live healthier and happier lives.
 
Liberty Healthcare, in partnership with DDD, is working to starting a new system for incident reports and investigations for all four waivers. A pilot is planned in April 2022 with full implementation July 2022. 

Phase III: Quality Framework

Liberty Healthcare​, in partnership with DDD, is working to improve the state's quality framework. This focuses on improving outcomes for participants through continuous quality improvement. 

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