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Changes to Iowa’s Medicaid System

April 03, 2019

Friday afternoon, UnitedHealthcare announced that they will be leaving the Iowa Medicaid market. As of now, there are not a lot of details regarding a timeline and transition plan for the members or providers. Governor Kim Reynolds said that UnitedHealthcare members will be sent notices providing a choice in managed care organizations (Amerigroup of Iowa or Iowa Total Care/Centene).  UnitedHealthcare’s current Medicaid contract runs through June 2019 and they have over two-thirds of the Iowa Medicaid members.  Iowa Total Care begins covering Iowa Medicaid members on July 1, 2019.  As Paramount learns more about these changes we will let you know.