Nebraska Revised Statute 68-909

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68-909. Existing contracts, agreements, rules, regulations, plan, and waivers; how treated; report required; exception; Medicaid Reform Council; department; powers and duties.

(1) All contracts, agreements, rules, and regulations relating to the medical assistance program as entered into or adopted and promulgated by the department prior to July 1, 2006, and all provisions of the medicaid state plan and waivers adopted by the department prior to July 1, 2006, shall remain in effect until revised, amended, repealed, or nullified pursuant to law.

(2) Prior to the adoption and promulgation of proposed rules and regulations under section 68-912 or relating to the implementation of medicaid state plan amendments or waivers, the department shall provide a report to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Medicaid Reform Council no later than December 1 before the next regular session of the Legislature summarizing the purpose and content of such proposed rules and regulations and the projected impact of such proposed rules and regulations on recipients of medical assistance and medical assistance expenditures. The report submitted to the Legislature shall be submitted electronically. Any changes in medicaid copayments in fiscal year 2011-12 are exempt from the reporting requirement of this subsection and the requirements of section 68-912.

(3) The Medicaid Reform Council, no later than thirty days after the date of receipt of any report under subsection (2) of this section, may conduct a public meeting to receive public comment regarding such report. The council shall promptly provide any comments and recommendations regarding such report in writing to the department. Such comments and recommendations shall be advisory only and shall not be binding on the department, but the department shall promptly provide a written response to such comments or recommendations to the council.

(4) The department shall monitor and shall periodically, as necessary, but no less than biennially, report to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Medicaid Reform Council on the implementation of rules and regulations, medicaid state plan amendments, and waivers adopted under the Medical Assistance Act and the effect of such rules and regulations, amendments, or waivers on eligible recipients of medical assistance and medical assistance expenditures. The report submitted to the Legislature shall be submitted electronically.