"Pass-through" 2.25% rate increase for Behavioral Health Medicaid

06/09/2016 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

One of the questions we often get is, "What does NCA do?" This is a multi-layer hard to answer question, because we do so much! :)

Today we are SUPER EXCITED to report on a project that we have been working on diligently! Read on for all the details!

Part of your yearly dues goes towards paying for a membership with NABHO, Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations. You can learn more about them here: http://nabho.org/

Our membership with NABHO is VITAL in keeping up on what is happening in the mental health world, and the information they provide is invaluable. We and many others have been working to ensure that any Legislation that is passed that raises Medicaid rates for the provides actually flows through and makes it to the providers, rather than stopping at managed care. This is something that our members also advocated for at Day on the Hill this year. Thanks again to all who went and helped us all get raises!

We are so happy to provide the following email from NABHO's Executive Director Annette Dubas: 

I decided to put this GOOD NEWS in the body of this email rather than the weekly report to make sure that it was not overlooked. The GOOD NEWS is there will be an additional 2.25% Medicaid provider rate increase for the 2016-2017 fiscal year!!!!!!!!!!!!

After attending a Magellan town hall meeting where they reported there would be another 2.25% increase for Medicaid rates for the upcoming year Annette (NABHO) reached out to Director Lynch and the Legislative fiscal office to confirm that the rate increase will occur.

Annette also confirmed from Magellan that they will be “***passing the state appropriated 2.25% rate increase across the board.*** I hope this is helpful as you are preparing your new budgets.

YAAAAAY!!!!!! Congrats everyone! And be sure to renew your memberships to continue assisting us with important projects like this!

Nicole Kauk, PP&L Committee Chair

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