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NAMI Omaha is a non-profit organization composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and friends who have come together to share and take comfort in the commonality of their experiences and to educate members of their communities about serious brain disorders. Along with education and support, NAMI Omaha actively advocates at the local, state and national levels to improve the services, and the lives of those affected by mental illness, and their families.

NAMI Omaha has been supporting, educating and advocating for consumers, family members and professionals in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties since 1986.

Monthly Affiliate Meeting Update (Note: this replaces a veteran's issues panel which will be re-scheduled for a later date.)


Topic: Heritage Health Provider Presentations
Nebraska's New Integrated Medicaid Managed Care Program

When:  Thursday November 3, 2016 at 6:00pm.  Free light dinner offered.

Where: CHI Health Service Center, 7261 Mercy Rd., Omaha NE

            Important changes are coming to Medicaid in Nebraska!  Heritage Health is the new health care delivery system that combines Nebraska Medicaid's current physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for Nebraska's Medicaid and CHIP clients.  This program is scheduled to begin January 1, 2017.

            Enrollment is open now and members have until December 1, 2016 to select their health plan. More information is available at Heritage Health.

            We were fortunate to receive a general presentation on Heritage Health from Carmen Bachle, Communications Coordinator with DHHS, during our October affiliate meeting. This month we will hear from the three designated managed care organizations which will be providing the healthcare coverage:

Nebraska Total Care:
            Mariana Johnson, Manager of Provider Relations - Behavioral Health
           (Dr. Janine Fromm, Behavioral Health Medical Director may also be there)

WellCare of Nebraska:
            Teresa Zahren, LCSW, Senior Behavioral Health Manager

UnitedHealthCare Community Plan of Nebraska:
            Adam Proctor, Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

This meeting is open to the public. Please join us!


Reminder: When inclement weather forces local public schools to close in the city or town that a NAMI meeting is held, NAMI Omaha meetings will also be cancelled.