Skilled Nursing Facility means a facility where skilled nursing care, rehabilitation or related services are provided to residents of the facility.
Nursing Facility means a facility where nursing care or related services are provided to residents of the facility.
Intermediate Care Facility means a facility where shelter, food and nursing care or related services are provided to residents of the facility who do not require hospital or skilled nursing facility care.
Licensure allows an entity to operate a facility in the State of Nebraska.
Certification means: The facility is in compliance with federal requirements and is eligible to receive payment under the Medicare/Medicaid programs. The facility must have a license prior to being certified for Medicaid/Medicare programs.
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An applicant for a Nursing Home license must meet the requirements in the Nursing Home Regulations and the Health Care Facility Act. See the Regulations and Statutes on this page.
Certificate of Need: New beds or relocation of beds to another facility must comply with the Certificate of Need Act.
An applicant must:
Renewal Process: Notice of renewal is sent to the facility no later than 30 days prior to the expiration date. A renewal must include a renewal application and the required fee.
Title 175 Chapter 12 Regulations Governing Licensure of Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities 12-004.10
The licensee must pay fees for licensure and services as listed below:
CON prohibits new nursing home and rehabilitation beds, with a few specific exceptions. If you want to create, increase, relocate, convert, or change ownership of beds, please email DHHS.LicensureUnit@nebraska.gov with a brief description of your proposed project.
Phone: (402) 471-2115Fax: (402) 471-3577
The Department must be notified in writing of the following changes:
Types of inspections:
Medicare/Medicaid Surveys: To determine compliance with operational standards, the Department surveys nursing homes annually using the Long Term Care Survey Process. The following links provide information on this process:
CMS.gov - Nursing Homes CMS HHS Long Term Care Series on YouTube
Results of inspections/surveys and other facility related information can be found at:
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DHHS Licensure UnitAttn: Nursing Homes
PO Box 94669
Lincoln NE 68509-4669
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.