Nebraska Revised Statute 68-1927
Application for amendment to medicaid state plan; approval; effect; resubmission of waiver application.
(1) On or before September 30, 2011, or after that date if allowable by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services shall submit an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services amending the medicaid state plan as defined in section 68-907 by requesting a waiver of the uniformity requirement pursuant to 42 C.F.R. 433.68(e) to exempt certain facilities from the quality assurance assessment and to permit other facilities to pay the quality assurance assessment at lower rates.
(2) The quality assurance assessment is not due and payable until an amendment to the medicaid state plan which increases the rates paid to nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities have been compensated retroactively for the increased rate for services pursuant to section 68-1926.
(3) If the waiver requested under this section is not approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the department may resubmit the waiver application to address any changes required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the rejection of such application, including the classes of facilities exempt and the rates or amounts for quality assurance assessments, if such changes do not exceed the authority and purposes of the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Assessment Act.