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Nebraska Medicaid Announces Spring Listening Tour

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care will host its next Medicaid Listening Tour throughout April and May in communities around the state.

β€œThe Listening Tour is a unique opportunity for our Medicaid members and providers to share insights and ideas to strengthen our program and help improve the lives of Nebraskans,” DHHS CEO Dr. Steve Corsi said. β€œWe appreciate everyone who has taken the time to attend these events and are excited to meet with everyone this spring.”

During this year’s Listening Tour, titled β€œMedicaid Insights: Navigating Changes and Progress in 2024,” Nebraska Medicaid will host 13 meetings in 11 cities throughout Nebraska, along with two virtual sessions.

On this tour, the Medicaid team will share important information regarding the end of the public health emergency (PHE) unwind, review changes to the program that occurred at the beginning of the year, and share current projects focused on improving the program. Most importantly, the meetings offer an opportunity for those in attendance to speak directly with leadership from Nebraska Medicaid and the managed care organizations (MCOs) that provide most of the Medicaid services to most of our members: Molina Healthcare, Nebraska Total Care, and UnitedHealthcare.

β€œDuring our Fall Listening Tour, we had the opportunity to hear directly from Nebraskans about the Medicaid program. We brought back the information we gathered to further improve the services provided to Nebraskans,” Matthew Ahern, Interim Director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care said. β€œAt the start of the year, we made several changes to the program. These changes were made possible in part because of the input we received from our members, providers, and stakeholders. We value what Nebraskans tell us and are looking forward to what we will hear during our Spring tour.”

The 13 meeting dates and locations for the Spring Listening Tour are as follows:

  • Kearney – Monday, April 22, 12-1 PM
    Kearney Public Library – Loup Room
    2020 1st Ave., Kearney, NE 68847
  • Lexington – Monday, April 22, 5-6 PM
    Lexington Public Library
    907 N. Washington St., Lexington, NE 68850
  • Virtual – Thursday, April 25, 5-6 PM (CDT)
    Hosted via WebEx
    Join from the meeting link: https://sonvideo.webex.com/sonvideo/j.php?MTID=m56965e2965f7f6b69728a61e3e3b0c22
    Join by phone: (408) 418-9388 (Access code: 2483 463 7549)
  • Lincoln – Wednesday, May 1, 5-6 PM
    Lincoln Community Foundation – Large Conference Room
    215 Centennial Mall S #100, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Grand Island – Monday, May 6, 12-1 PM
    Grand Island Public Library – Meeting Room B
    1124 W. 2nd St., Grand Island, NE 68801
  • North Platte – Monday, May 6, 5-6 PM
    North Platte High School – Career Center
    1220 W. 2nd St., North Platte, NE 69101
  • Sidney – Tuesday, May 7, 12-1 PM
    Sidney Public Library – Conference Room
    1112 12th Ave., Sidney, NE 69162
  • Scottsbluff – Tuesday, May 7, 5-6 PM
    Scottsbluff Senior High School
    313 E. 27th St., Scottsbluff, NE 69361
  • Alliance – Wednesday, May 8, 12-1 PM
    Alliance Public Library
    1750 Sweetwater Ave., Alliance, NE 69301
  • Ord – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-6:30 PM
    Ord Township Library
    1718 M St., Ord, NE 68862
  • Virtual – Monday, May 13, 12-1 PM (CDT)
    Hosted via Webex
    Join from the meeting link: https://sonvideo.webex.com/sonvideo/j.php?MTID=m130ec2967c44dac37aa8e347a731f37a
    Join by phone: (402) 418-9388 (Access code: 2485 300 5636)
  • Omaha – Tuesday, May 14, 12-1 PM
    Omaha Public Library, Downtown Branch – Meeting Room 102
    1401 Jones St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • South Sioux City – Tuesday, May 14, 5-6 PM
    South Sioux City High School – Library
    3301 G St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

To stay updated and learn more about the Spring 2024 Medicaid Listening Tour, please visit https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/MLTC-Listening-Tour.aspx. A promotional YouTube video featuring Director Ahern speaking about the Listening Tour can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dXz64f13x0.

NOTE: We strive to host inclusive and accessible presentations for all. Accessible materials will be offered during both virtual meetings in American Sign Language and closed captioning.

If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a meeting, please call (402) 471-8417. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS via the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least two weeks before the tour date. This notice is given in compliance with Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 84-907.