Iowa

State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage
    Webinars

    Oral health is an important part of overall health, however, access to dental coverage for low-income adults remains a challenge, particularly since these benefits are optional for state Medicaid programs. In this webinar, Medicaid officials from Colorado, Iowa, and Washington—three states that have recently taken action on their adult dental benefits—will share insights on important factors in the decision to add, reinstate, or introduce adult dental benefits; how adult dental benefits fits into the larger health reform discussion in each state; successes and challenges each state has faced since implementation; and future policy considerations.

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    June 30, 2015 | Filed under: Colorado, Iowa, Oral Health, Washington, Webinars
  • In Iowa:   There were a total of 440,993 beneficiaries enrolled in Iowa Medicaid as of July 2011. Of these, 401,785 were enrolled in managed care. Physical health services are delivered through a primary care case management  (PCCM) system, known as the Medicaid Patient Access to Services System (MediPASS).  Children and adults who qualify for […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Iowa
  • (As of April 2013)  At a Glance A unique partnership between the Department of Public Health and the Department of Human Services (Medicaid) uses care coordinators at local Title V agencies to help children access Medicaid services A provider website crosswalks developmental and mental health screening codes to specific tools Three major sources of mental […]

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    November 4, 2013 | Filed under: Iowa
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Iowa 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Iowa 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Iowa 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Iowa Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Iowa NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Iowa operates a combination CHIP program […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Iowa
  • In June 2013, Iowa’s governor signed Chapter 138 of the Acts of 2013, which authorized the creation of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. The Wellness Plan is a new coverage plan that will replace the IowaCare demonstration. The statute directs the Iowa Department of Human Services to develop strategies by which accountable care organizations […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Iowa
  • Iowa’s HIE Strategic Plan, initiated before the passage of ARRA but completed in 2009, presents the state’s goals for advancing health information exchange. Iowa Strategic Plan 545.9 KB

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Iowa
  • Prior to ABCD II, Iowa’s early childhood efforts focused on day care, early education, and public health services. Since ABCD II, there has been a growing appreciation of the role the private primary health care provider plays in the system. Private health care providers are now invited and engaged in planning and policy efforts at […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Iowa