It’s a snow day in Amherst, Nebraska, about 15 miles from Kearney, and the Schnacker household is a flurry of activity. Bentley, 6, is entertaining himself with an empty gift box, a remnant from sister Sereniti’s birthday morning. A brand-new 6, she’s eager to continue the celebration at a local restaurant later in the day.
Telehealth will deliver mental health and trauma treatment to rural Nebraska families with the help of $22,000 Fearless Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) mental health and engineering scholars are developing equipment to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach. After a clinician
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining other Blue Plans nationwide in adopting new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines that support not prescribing opioids as first or second lines of pain therapy in most clinical situations. “We will be using the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines to further educate our providers and