Following the recent passage of federal legislation, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is preparing to resume regular reviews of Medicaid eligibility. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicaid members have kept Medicaid coverage even if no longer eligible.
Starting March 1, each Medicaid member's current eligibility will be reviewed. It will take approximately twelve months to review all cases.
Medicaid members must ensure their contact information is up to date with Nebraska Medicaid. If information is needed from a member to confirm current Medicaid eligibility, Nebraska Medicaid needs to be able to reach the member. If Nebraska Medicaid is not able to reach the member, the member could unnecessarily lose Medicaid coverage.
Members can make sure their contact information is up to date by logging into their ACCESSNebraska account or calling toll-free (855) 632-7633.
Learn more about the return to Medicaid eligibility reviews
Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) oversees the Nebraska Medicaid program, home and community based services, and the State Unit on Aging.
Medicaid provides health care services to low-income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.
Home and community-based services are available to those who qualify for Medicaid waivers, such as the elderly, adults and children with disabilities, and infants and toddlers with special needs.
The State Unit on Aging works with public and private service providers to help people live in their preferred settings and be active in their communities.
Nebraska's aging network includes eight Area Agencies on Aging.
Information on division programs, initiatives, rules, and regulations
Information on enrollment, claims, billing, rates, and more
Information on eligibility, Medicaid-covered services, and more
Information on the State Unit on Aging, which helps older Nebraskans remain healthy and active in their communities
Information for Medicaid beneficiaries who are members of a Tribe as well as the providers who serve them
Updates from Medicaid's Medical Care Advisory Committee
Information for providers on the new Mobile Caregiver+ application
Information on the Heritage Health Adult expansion program
Learn more about Nebraska's Olmstead Plan
To apply for Medicaid, send a completed application to DHHS. Applications can be completed online at iServe, over the phone, or on paper and mailed to your nearest DHHS office.
For more information, contact your nearest DHHS office.
Medicaid's FAQs on COVID-19:
Medicaid's 1135 Waiver:
Appendix K Information
Instructions for Pharmacists Enrolling to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine - published January 4, 2021
PASRR Changes - published April 8, 2020
Provider Screening and Enrollment Changes - published April 8, 2020
Member Eligibility and Benefit Appeals Changes - published April 9, 2020
Memo from CEO Smith on Fair Access to Health Services - published April 30, 2020