Medicaid's next COVID update call will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at noon (Central). Providers will have the opportunity to ask questions during the call.
Join from the meeting link:https://sonvideo.webex.com/sonvideo/j.php?MTID=mc307e2dda218d1060adfed7f454cfc16 Join by phone:408-418-9388 (access code: 2480 661 3098 )
For notes and audio of past calls, see below.
Home and Community Based Service providers are invited to apply for new grants available from funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. For more information, see the application materials below:
Home Health Provider Relief Payments
These provider relief payments are intended to help traditional home health providers continue existing services and expand the number of services provided to members under HCBS in Medicaid. See the instructions below for more information.
Facility Conversion Grants
Nebraska Medicaid's spending plan for the additional funds available for home and community based services (HCBS) through the American Rescue Plan Act received conditional approval from the federal government on January 31, 2022.
Medicaid's most recent quarterly update to CMS is below:
Electronic Health Records Incentive Program
Drug Utilization Review
DHHS contracted with CBIZ Optumas and their subcontractor Myers and Stauffer, LC to complete a rate study for the Aged and Disabled Waiver and Personal Assistance Services in 2022. The goal was to establish a rate model for services provided to the aged and individuals with disabilities.
This rate study included opportunities for direct care providers and other stakeholders to provide feedback on the cost of doing business in delivering services. Services reviewed:
October 26, 2022 presentation on draft rate model updated with stakeholder feedback:
Final Recommendations - NEW September 2023
Recommendations are intended to help DHHS set future rates, and are subject to appropriates from the legislature and approval from federal partners.
Send questions to NECostSurvey@mslc.com.
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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