On September 22, 2016, the Nebraska Medicaid program received final approvals to launch its new managed care program, Heritage Health, in January 2017. In February 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) awarded Heritage Health managed care organization (MCO) contracts to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska, Nebraska Total Care (Centene), and WellCare of Nebraska. The MCOs will be responsible for providing statewide physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy services for approximately 230,000 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. The long-term services and supports (LTSS) system will remain in fee-for-service. The Heritage . . .