To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office; Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office.
Nebraska DHHS: Division of Medicaid & Long Term Care
The State Unit on Aging collaborates with public and private service providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated community-based services system that will assist individuals to live in a setting they choose and continue to be contributing members of their community. Nebraska’s aging network includes eight Area Agencies on Aging.
NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM
The Nebraska Medicaid Program has received approval of a 1915(b) waiver which authorizes the operation of the Nebraska Health Connection, Nebraska’s Medicaid Managed Care Program. The waiver authorizes mental health and substance abuse services for managed care clients statewide in addition to primary care services for Children with Special Health Care Needs and the American Indian/Alaskan Native population in Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster Counties. The balance of the managed care population receives primary care services under the authority of the State Plan. The Nebraska Medicaid Program also has received approval of several home and community-based waivers under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act.
NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM: Provider Information
A provider is any individual or entity which furnishes Medicaid goods or services under an approved provider agreement with the Department. To be eligible to participate in the Nebraska Medical Assistance Program (NMAP), the provider shall meet the general standards for all providers in Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 471, Chapters 1-000, 2-000, and 3-000 , if appropriate, and the standards for participation for that provider type.
Nebraska Medicaid program
Currently, there are specific prior authorization (PA) forms for Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), NSAIDs: CoxI, Single Entity or Combination Brand Name, and Low/Non-Sedating Antihistamines (LSAs) located at separate links on the website (nebraska.fhsc.com) on the tab, Prior Authorization, and the drop down for PA Forms. Beginning August 27, 2012, these drug class specific PA forms will be replaced by the Documentation of Medical Necessity form which currently exists at its own link under PA forms. When going to the link for these drug class specific forms, the Documentation of Medical Necessity form will be provided and should be used to request prior authorization. Additionally, the PDL Exception Request form will also be replaced by the Documentation of Medical Necessity form and will be provided at the link on the same website on the tab, Preferred Drug List, and the drop down for PDL Exception Request.
Nebraska Medicaid Insurance
Nebraska Medicaid coverage includes a broad variety of services for medical treatment, prevention and long-term care, including things like screenings and preventive services, limited vision and dental services, limited visits to the doctor and related services and podiatry. The program provides assistance for emergency ambulance service, a limited amount of hospital inpatient or outpatient care and nursing home care.