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Public Notice: Elderly Waiver Renewal

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to renew the Home and Community Based services (HCBS) Elderly Waiver. This notice provides details about the waiver renewal and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes on May 16, 2018.
 

Public Notice: Children’s Mental Health Waiver Renewal

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to renew the Home and Community Based services (HCBS) Children’s Mental Health (CMH) Waiver. This notice provides details about the waiver renewal and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes on May 9, 2018. 

Test: New Billing Requirement

INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO.1777-MC-FFS

DATE:                    March 2, 2017

TO:                        Iowa Medicaid Independent Laboratories

APPLIES TO:         Managed Care, Fee-for-Service  

FROM:                   Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME)

RE:                        New Billing Requirement - Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certification Number on Claims

A Positive Outcome for 29,361 Iowa Kids

DHS data exchange activities identify 29,361 students in Iowa school districts to receive free or reduced-price meals. 

An additional 29,361 Iowa kids with Medicaid coverage are able to qualify without additional application to receive free or reduced-price school lunches due to DHS assisting the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) with a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). DHS and IDE have developed a data exchange to share information and identify eligible children.  

Process Improvement Working Group

 


The purpose of the Process Improvement Working Group is to provide the Medicaid Director with an in-depth review of the current Medicaid processes and then work with Medicaid staff, the Managed Care Organizations and providers to help improve the processes. The group consists of various Medicaid providers from across the state. The Department will provide updates to DHS Council, MAAC and the hawk-i board, as the group progresses.

PROMISE JOBS Success Story

PROMISE JOBS Success Story

Mr. A came into the PROMISE JOBS orientation and during his appointment shared a number of barriers with the caseworker that left him feeling very discouraged about working.  Mr. A stated that he needed to find work however was recovering from an injury to his foot.

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