Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. NEW Nebraska Medicaid Identification Card. To view the presentation press the arrow key. Introducing the New Nebraska Medicaid Identification Card. The Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to
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Nebraska Medicaid Identification Card
The Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to
show you the new Medicaid Identification Card.This brief slide
presentation will explain this initiative in more detail.
Pharmacy claim routing information
Date the card is issued
List of each household member, the Medicaid ID number, and date of birth
Information for the client
Emphasizes no guarantee of eligibility
Information for the provider
General cautionary information
Clients will receive their household cards at the end of July 2009 and they will be effective August 1, 2009. This is a one-time issuance unless special circumstances require reissuance of a card.
1. When will the new card be issued and
2. Does this mean that eligibility rules have changed?
At each health care appointment, the client
shows the ID card to the provider. The provider then verifies Medicaid eligibility via the telephone or their computer.
No, the eligibility rules have not changed.
3. How does the client use the card?
4. How does the provider check for
eligibility now that the new Medicaid ID card doesn’t show the current eligibility information on it?
Just like they do now with private insurance ID cards. They can get the information by telephone or their computer. All Medicaid providers have three ways to check on eligibility: the Medicaid Inquiry and NMES telephone lines and through the Internet. This information is on the Medicaid ID card.
As always, if eligibility for Medicaid
is going to change, they receive the
information through a notice in the
mail. If they want to check eligibility
any time of any day, there is a toll-
free number they can call (800-383-
6. How will clients know if they are
7. What happens if the client loses
their Medicaid ID card?
They call their caseworker to
request another card. A duplicate
will be sent in a couple of days. In
the interim, the provider can
determine eligibility based on the
client’s name, Medicaid ID number
and date of birth.
Call 877-255-3092(Mon.-Fri. 8-5 central)
NMES-Nebraska Medicaid Eligibility System
Medicaid Inquiry Line 877-255-3092
To access Client Eligibility Verification information:
Thank you for your interest!
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