Accountable Care Organizations and the Value Index Score


Iowa Medicaid currently has Accountable Care Organization (ACO) agreements with several health care organizations throughout Iowa. These ACOs serve the Iowa Wellness Plan member population, and focus on care coordination and improved health outcomes. In 2015, the ACOs are measured on their ability to help members complete the Healthy Behaviors Program. 

In 2014, close to 30,000 Iowa Wellness Plan members were attributed to an ACO. There are five ACOs participating with Iowa Medicaid as of April 2015. These ACOs include:

  • UnityPoint Health Partners
  • University of Iowa Health Alliance
  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • IowaHealth+
  • Mercy ACO 

Medicaid Managed Care Transition and ACOs
Factsheet on Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Transition for ACOs (October 15, 2015)

ACO Agreement and Application
Accountable Care Organization Agreement (January 2015)
Iowa Wellness Plan ACO Readiness Application (May 30, 2014) 

Accountable Care Organization Monthly Partner Updates
November 2015
October 2015

August 2015
July 2015

June 2015
April 2015 
March 2015 
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014

For more information on the development and strategy for Accountable Care Organizations, please visit the webpage for the
State Innovation Models.

VIS Bonus Program
VIS Risk Adjustment Enhancement (July 2, 2014)
Medical Home Value Index Score (VIS) Bonus Program (December 2014)
VIS Overview (June 2014)
Assess My Health Tool Overview (June 2014)