Nebraska Medical Assistance Program

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Medicaid/Medicare


December 19, 2018

Overview

The Nebraska Medical Assistance Program, also known as the Medicaid Program, is a program that is jointly funded by the state and the Federal government to provide medical coverage to those who meet certain categorical eligibility criteria and who cannot afford to pay for medically necessary services. Covered services include inpatient and outpatient hospital services; nursing facility care; prescription drugs; services of physicians, dentists and other practitioners; screening and diagnostic services; home health services; mental health and substance abuse treatment; and medical supplies.

Administration

Nebraska Medical Assistance Program is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Nebraska, a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a child under age 19, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, have a disability, blind, or age 65 or older.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $16,146
2 $21,892
3 $27,637
4 $33,383
5 $39,129
6 $44,874
7 $50,620
8 $56,365

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,746 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply online for the Nebraska Medical Assistance Program and all other benefit programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services please fill out an application using ACCESSNebraska.

Contact:

(855) 632-7633

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