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Gov. Ricketts press conference, honoring outstanding Medicaid providers

Pete Ricketts
Posted at 10:02 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 14:11:16-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dannette R. Smith, and Kevin Bagley, Director of the DHHS Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, will honor outstanding Medicaid providers as part of the 2021 Nebraska Medicaid Provider Awards.

“The winners of the Nebraska Medicaid Provider Awards delivered great customer service and responsibly stewarded taxpayer dollars,” said Gov. Ricketts. “They help deliver on DHHS’ mission to help Nebraskans lead better lives. Thank you to each of the award winners for your contributions to improving services for the people of Nebraska.”

Managed Care Organization winners include:

  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Total Care
  • Healthy Blue of Nebraska
  • MCNA Dental

“We are extremely grateful to our Medicaid providers who help their fellow Nebraskans live better lives,” said Director Bagley. “During a difficult year, these providers went above and beyond in providing excellent service to our Medicaid members. These awards recognize their contributions to the Medicaid program and their commitment to improving the health of their community.”

Honorees of the Nebraska Medicaid Provider Awards were:

  • Dr. Kris McVea
  • Dr. John Tubbs
  • Dr. Erica Peterson
  • Dr. Sami Webb

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