Nebraska Releases Long-Term Care Redesign Plan

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Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a Long-Term Care Redesign Plan draft, a proposal to improve and make more sustainable the Long-Term Care system for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Nebraska. 

 “The goals of this redesign are to improve the quality of services and health outcomes,” said Courtney Phillips, chief executive officer of DHHS. “It will also strengthen access and integration of care in a sustainable matter.”
 
“Nebraska citizens’ extensive input into the LTC Redesign project provided us with valuable information and we remain committed to listening to stakeholders and look forward to their feedback on the draft LTC Redesign Plan,” added Calder Lynch, director of the division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care.
 
The draft includes recommendations to improve home and community-based care services (HCBS) for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Nebraska by enhancing opportunities for community-based living; strengthening access to and navigation of the system; ensuring fairness in the assessment process; reducing duplication; supporting consumer-direction; phasing in Medicaid managed long-term care; improving quality and accountability, and advancing the use of technology and other innovations.
 
“The draft LTC Redesign Plan builds on the mission of DHHS to help people live better lives and ensures that Nebraskans will have access to high-quality services and supports, in whatever place they call home,” said Courtney Miller, director of the division of Developmental Disabilities.