Posted on 01/08/2016 at 12:00 AM by
Welcome back after Holiday Break!
I subscribe to the DHS newsletter and have used it to follow the progress of transition to managed care. For those of you who have not followed the latest, the program will now begin on March 1. Families will have their choice of three and not four providers. Those include Amerigroup Iowa, AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, and UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley. Iowa is still waiting on Federal approval. If all goes as planned, consumers will have until February 17, 2016 to select their preferred company. Families will be able to change companies (MCO) until May 18, 2016 for any reason. After that they may only change MCO for "good cause" . Attached to the side of this post is the stakeholder toolkit that is filled with information. There is also a website you may visit that contains all three toolkits plus additional information.