Iowa Public Health Association

Medicaid Modernization in Iowa


In an effort to inform and engage Iowa’s public health community in Iowa’s Medicaid modernization, IPHA has collaborated with the Iowa Counties Public Health Association and the Network for Public Health Law to plan a series of educational offerings for Iowa's local public health agencies and safety net providers.



Part I: Medicaid Modernization: What Does It Mean for Public Health? (9.02.15)

Part II: Medicaid Modernization: Key Considerations for Public Health Contracting (9.29.15)

Part III: Connecting MCOs to Iowa's Public Health Providers for Medicaid Modernization (10.15.15)

Part IV: Public Health and Managed Care: Iowa's Experience (9.16.16)


Overview of Managed Care and Medicaid Changes

Opportunities for Collaboration with Public Health: A Presentation with AmeriHealth Caritas (3.09.16)



Additional Resources

Managed Care Organization Provider Resource Pages Now Available

Comprehensive resource pages are now available for each Managed Care Organization (MCO), featuring provider training manuals, webinars and important updates. You may view them below:


  • Provider Contact Information for the Managed Care Organizations: Providers looking for contact information on the four selected managed care organizations should read Informational Letter 1539.

      • The Iowa Legislature established an interim Health Policy Oversight Committee to "receive updates and review data, public input and concerns, and make recommendations for improvements to and changes in law or rule regarding Medicaid managed care.
    Medical Assistance Advisory Council (MAAC)

    The purpose of the Medical Assistance Advisory Council is to "Advise the Director about health and medical care services under the medical assistance program." The Council is mandated by federal law and further established in Iowa Code.

      Iowa Public Health Association  - The voice for public health in Iowa

      IPHA Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

      IPHA Website Linkage Policy

      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software