Iowa

State Strategies for Shared Plans of Care to Improve Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Care coordination is an essential component of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). When successfully implemented, it can improve care, reduce costs, avoid fragmented and duplicative care, and improve family functioning and satisfaction. As states work to provide quality care coordination, many are adopting shared plans of care (SPoC) to […]

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  • Why Shared Plans of Care Are Critical to Coordinated Care and How States Are Implementing Them
    State Health Policy Blog

    Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can require significant care coordination across a continuum of health and social services. Improved care coordination for CYSHCN can lead to better outcomes for CYSHCN, as well as cost savings for states. To achieve those goals, state Medicaid agencies and Title V CYSHCN programs are increasingly […]

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  • How Governors Addressed Health Care in Their 2018 State of the State Addresses

    Click here for a chart comparing the health topics each governor addressed. In their state of the state speeches, governors highlight policy successes and outline key proposals they want their legislatures to address. This year, governors highlighted health care issues such as Medicaid, behavioral health, and the opioid epidemic as policy priorities in these speeches. […]

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  • Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV
    Toolkits

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  • 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