Developmental disability provider methodology bill approved

A bill that would ensure Nebraska compliance with federal regulations related to certain developmental disability facilities was passed May 3.

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Sen. Merv Riepe

LB605, introduced by Ralston Sen. Merv Riepe, allows the state Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care the flexibility to modify provider rates as needed to comply with federal regulations.

The bill revises provisions of the Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Reimbursement Protection Fund by allowing Nebraska to fully maximize federal matching funds available for the state’s provider tax.

LB605 passed on a 47-0 vote.

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