Oct 13, 2023

Nebraska Medicaid To Travel Statewide For Fall Listening Tour including stops in the region

Posted Oct 13, 2023 3:00 PM

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) will host the next Medicaid listening tour throughout October and November 2023 in communities around the state.

“The Listening Tour is a great way for us to hear from Medicaid members and providers. It is a way to learn about and determine necessary program changes, which will ensure Nebraskans live better lives," CEO Dr. Steve Corsi said.

During the “Navigating Medicaid: Exploring Updates and Changes to Health Plans, Coverage, and the Unwind" Listening Tour, Nebraska Medicaid will be announcing upcoming changes to the program and providing updates on the continuous coverage unwind. This Listening Tour will host 12 meetings in 10 cities throughout Nebraska, along with two virtual sessions.

On this tour, the MLTC team will share important updates coming to the program in 2024. More importantly, the meetings offer an opportunity for those in attendance to speak directly with the leadership from Nebraska's Medicaid program and the managed care organizations that will provide Medicaid services in 2024: Nebraska Total Care, UnitedHealthcare, and Molina Healthcare.

“Our Listening Tour in April allowed us to hear vital feedback from our stakeholders. These insights help us make continuous changes to the Medicaid program that is centered around the needs of our members and providers," MLTC Director Kevin Bagley said. “In 2024, we will be making changes to the program that are based on previous feedback and will help ensure that Nebraskans across the state have access to the healthcare they deserve."

The 12 meeting dates and locations for the Fall Listening Tour are as follows:

  1. Omaha – Tuesday, October 17, 5-6 PMOmaha Public Library Benson Branch – Meeting Room6015 Binney St, Omaha, NE 68104
  2. Virtual – Thursday, October 19, 12-1 PMHosted via WebEx at: https://bit.l​y/3trufHx Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 (Access code: 2495 583 9382)
  3. Red Cloud – Monday, October 23, 12-1 PMAuld Public Library – Meeting Room537 N Webster St, Red Cloud, NE 68970
  4. McCook – Monday, October 23, 6-7 PMMid-Plains Community College McCook Campus – McMillen Hall Room 2131205 E 3rd St, McCook, NE 69001
  5. Ogallala – Tuesday, October 24, 12-1 PMKathleen Lute Public Library – Meeting Room610 W A St, Ogallala, NE 69153
  6. Scottsbluff – Tuesday, October 24, 5-6 PMScottsbluff Senior High School – Board Meeting Room313 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
  7. Broken Bow – Wednesday, October 25, 12-1 PMBroken Bow Municipal Building Hall – Auditorium314 S 10th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822
  8. Grand Island – Wednesday, October 25, 5-6 PMCentral Community College – Room 3313134 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801
  9. Santee – Monday, November 6, 12-1 PMSantee Health Center & Wellness110 S Visiting Eagle St, Santee, NE 68760
  10. Beatrice – Wednesday, November 8, 12-1 PMBeatrice Public Library100 N 16th St, Beatrice, NE 68310
  11. Virtual – Thursday, November 9, 5-6 PM (CST)Hosted via WebEx at: https://bit.ly/3QbhEBe Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 (Access code: 2480 433 7829)
  12. Lincoln – Tuesday, November 14, 5-6 PMLincoln Community Foundation – Large Conference Room215 Centennial Mall S #100, Lincoln, NE 68508