As a founding member and ongoing supporter of the LifeBridge Nebraska program, the Nebraska Medical Association and the Nebraska Medical Foundation prioritize the health and wellness of physicians. The mission of LifeBridge Nebraska is to enhance the well-being of Nebraska’s physicians by proactively addressing unique challenges and fostering a culture of self-care. The program’s dedicated team of peer physician coaches can help to:

  • Build Social Support: studies have shown that most physicians would prefer to receive support from colleagues. Peer coaching provides the added benefit of working with another local Nebraska physician.
  • Provide a Sounding Board: Physicians undergo many transitions throughout their careers that require dedicated reflection. Coaching allows for reflective listening, feedback, and insight.
  • Contribute to Personal Growth: whether you are looking to find more meaning in your work by aligning your values or are looking to improve efficiency and build leadership skills, LifeBridge can help.
  • Strengthen Relationships: understanding your personality and communication style is the first step in identifying the breakdown of relationships. This can help you effectively work with different types of people.
  • Address Workload: as leaders of the healthcare team, it is often hard for physicians to say “no.” Learn how to prioritize, delegate, avoid overscheduling, and set expectations.
  • Engage in Self-care: Physicians know to eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and engage in self-care, but these often get put on the back burner with a demanding career and trying to balance one’s personal life.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

LB 471 requires that all controlled substances dispensed in Nebraska be reported to the PDMP. As of January 1, 2018, Nebraska’s PDMP contains all dispensed prescription drugs (controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs). This provides prescribers with an opportunity to view all dispensed medications for a patient and serve as a comprehensive medication reconciliation tool. With the primary purpose of the PDMP being patient safety, we hope you will participate!

Registering for the PDMP takes only three simple steps:

  1. Complete the PDMP training requirement (approx 24 minutes) at Nebraska PDMP On-Demand Training Video. Completion of the acknowledgement at the end of the training is required to “successfully complete” the training requirement.
  2. Submit your new user request via the PDMP Access Request Form.
  3. Complete the registration by setting up a user name and password. If your request has been approved, you will receive an email from CyncHealth to complete the account setup.

Please note: Prescribers & prescriber delegates, and dispensers & dispenser delegates can register a delegate to view patient queries and prescription notifications on the delegators behalf. Requests can be made via the PDMP user access form. If approved, you will be able to add a delegate on your behalf.

If you have questions regarding the PDMP tool, please contact support at or (402) 506-9900 option 1.
If you have any questions about the PDMP statewide program, please contact DHHS at​ or (402) 471-8856.

Dispensers are required to electronically report data on prescription drugs dispensed to a patient (human or non-human) in the state or to an address in the state at least daily. Dispenser includes the following license types:

  • Community Pharmacy License
  • Mail Service Pharmacy Permit
  • Dispensing Practitioner Pharmacy License
  • Delegated Dispensing Permit
  • Ophthalmic Mail-Order Provider
  • Long-Term Care Automated Pharmacy

Additional Resources
Frequently Asked Questions

Clinician User Guide

Current User Nebraska PDMP Login
CyncHealth Website (formerly NeHII)
DHHS Drug Overdose Prevention Webpage
Legislation LB471
Legislation LB223
Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Document
NMA Fall 2016 Magazine
SAMHSA Overdose Prevention & Response Toolkit
Substance Abuse Quick Reference Guide

Professional Resources

If you have questions on another issue not listed here please feel free to call us at (402) 474-4472 or (800) 684-9380. We’re here to help!

Tips on Writing an Effective Insurance Appeal Letter

  • Include your name, address, and a phone number where you can be reached in case there are any questions;
  • Include the patient’s name, date of birth, and insurance I.D. number;
  • Describe the service/item being requested;
  • Address issues raised in denial letter;
  • Address the medical necessity of requested service;
  • Include any peer-reviewed literature to support your position;
  • Include pertinent/relative patient history remembering HIPAA requirements of using only minimally necessary information, including: prior treatment/modalities; surgery date; complications; medical status/diagnosis; changes in status
  • Describe any unique patient factors that may influence decision;
  • Explain why alternate methods/treatment are not effective or are not available;
  • Describe the expected outcome/functional improvement;
  • Provide an explanation of the referral to an out-of-network provider;
  • Provide only the necessary information to describe the patient, treatment, and expected outcomes as described above;
  • Be brief and stick to the issue at hand; Avoid any editorializing and patronizing comments.

Mailing List Request/Purchase Form

The NMA has mailing lists available for purchase which only include physicians located in Nebraska. This service is particularly helpful for office relocations, new services, or announcing new physicians.

Please note the following:

  1. NMA reserves the right to refuse release of data;
  2. Only office addresses will be provided; and
  3. No emails, phone or fax numbers will be provided.

The purchaser agrees to the following conditions:

  1. The list will only be used for the purpose for which they were approved; and
  2. The list will not be duplicated or resold.

Requests may be made via this form. Please contact Meghan Johnson at with any questions.