Nebraska Programs for Addiction, Mental Health Facing Cuts

Nebraska

“Groups that treat people with addictions, mental health problems and developmental disabilities are bracing for state budget cuts they say could force them to reduce staffing and services for some of Nebraska's most vulnerable residents.

 

The cuts became final last week when lawmakers fell short of the votes needed to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' line-item budget vetoes.

 

Now, service providers are scrounging for places to cut in the face of rising costs and unpaid Medicaid claims from the state's new managed care system, Heritage Health. Some providers have said they're still waiting on claims the system should have paid three months ago.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Mental Health
Other: 
  • State of Nebraska
Date Enacted: 
05/21/2017
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