Nebraska Revised Statute 71-831

Chapter 71 Section 831

71-831.

Contracts and agreements; department; duties.

All contracts and agreements relating to the medical assistance program governing at-risk managed care service delivery for behavioral health services entered into by the department on or after July 21, 2016, shall:

(1) Provide a definition and cap on administrative spending such that (a) administrative expenditures do not include profit greater than the contracted amount, (b) any administrative spending is necessary to improve the health status of the population to be served, and (c) administrative expenditures do not include contractor incentives. Administrative spending shall not under any circumstances exceed twelve percent. Such spending shall be tracked by the contractor and reported to the department quarterly;

(2) Provide a definition of annual contractor profits and losses and restrict such profits and losses under the contract so that profit shall not exceed a percentage specified by the department but not more than three percent per year as a percentage of the aggregate of all income and revenue earned by the contractor and related parties, including parent and subsidy companies and risk-bearing partners, under the contract;

(3) Provide for reinvestment of (a) any remittance if the contractor does not meet the minimum medical loss ratio, (b) performance contingencies imposed by the department, and (c) any unearned incentive funds, to fund additional health services for children, families, and adults according to a plan developed with input from stakeholders and approved by the department. Such plan shall address the health needs of adults and children, including filling service gaps and providing system improvements;

(4) Provide for a minimum medical loss ratio of eighty-five percent of the aggregate of all income and revenue earned by the contractor and related parties under the contract;

(5) Provide that contractor incentives, in addition to potential profit, be up to two percent of the aggregate of all income and revenue earned by the contractor and related parties under the contract; and

(6) Be reviewed and awarded competitively and in full compliance with the procurement requirements of the State of Nebraska.