Tag Archives: Iowa

  • Shared community-based teams are a growing trend among states seeking to build provider capacity, especially for small and rural practices. This brief explores Iowa’s path to piloting shared community-based teams, from conception and planning to launch, and offers a framework for policy action for states and other organizations considering leading similar efforts. Iowa was one […]

  • States around the country are actively working to improve service delivery under the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit or EPSDT), Medicaid’s comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. The benefit provides tens of millions of children […]

    January 15, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, 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 […]

    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 […]

    November 4, 2013 | Filed under: Iowa
  • IowaCare Iowa’s 2008 Health Care Reform Act (House File 2539) charged the Iowa Department of Public Health with convening a Medical Home System Advisory Council to craft recommendations for implementing a statewide patient-centered medical home (PCMH) system. The stated purpose of a patient-centered medical home is to provide for the, “coordination and integration of care, focused on prevention, wellness, […]

    September 1, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized
  • 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 […]

    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 […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Iowa
  • The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) conducted a survey in the summer of 1999 of the 31 states known to be using financial penalties or incentives in their Medicaid managed care contracts. This paper is based upon information provided by the 28 states that responded and examines recent trends in the use of […]

    June 7, 2012 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Publications
  • This report is the final phase of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s contribution to a larger study of Medicaid managed care enrollment and disenrollment, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and conducted by Cornell University and Virginia Commonwealth University. It focuses on the enrollment and disenrollment policies and experience of Medicaid managed care […]

    May 31, 2012 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications
  • This report reflects the discussion of nine states participating in “Transitioning to Managed Care: Medicaid Managed Care in Mental Health.” The symposium was funded by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). 1997.Jun_.kaiser.hcfa_.transitioning.managed.care_.medicaid.mental.health.pdf 1.7 MB  

    May 2, 2012 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Publications