OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials have revealed a billing problem that could cost the state up to $32 million.
The issue stems from changes made two years ago in how providers are paid for serving residents with developmental disabilities.
The changes put Nebraska at odds with federal Medicaid regulations, which means the state could have to repay millions of dollars. The exact total isn’t known yet.
Department spokeswoman Leah Bucco-White says it’s working closely with developmental disabilities service providers and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to begin a claims review of services provided within the Home and Community-Based Services waiver program, which is paid with
both federal and state funds.
Bucco-White says the review is expected to take a couple of months.