IA Health Link

Welcome to IA Health Link, Iowa’s Medicaid managed care program!

IA Health Link brings together physical, behavioral and long-term care into one program across Iowa. Most Iowa Medicaid members are enrolled in the IA Health Link managed care program, with coverage provided by a Managed Care Organization (MCO) that you get to choose. Some Medicaid members, however, will continue to receive Medicaid coverage through the Medicaid Fee-for-Service program and will not transition to the IA Health Link program. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services will continue to be offered through the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa program, also known as hawk-i. Simply put, Iowa Medicaid has three main coverage groups:

  1. IA Health Link
  2. Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS)
  3. hawk-i

Our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the IA Health Link program is regularly updated to offer the latest information to help members get the care they need, and help providers get paid for the important services they deliver. We encourage you to read more about the IA Health Link program by viewing the IA Health Link Frequently Asked Questions, the IA Health Link Member Resources webpage, and the IA Health Link Managed Care Program Handbook. Please visit this website often as we continue to add new information. If you are an Iowa Medicaid provider, please contact your MCO, or visit the IA Health Link Provider Resources webpage.

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News and Announcements
  • IA Health Link Public Comment Meetings: The Department of Human Services would like to hear your comments about the IA Health Link managed care program. Public comment meetings are held once per month, in varying locations throughout Iowa to gather input on the IA Health Link managed care program. The meetings are open to anyone that wishes to share comments regarding the program. Access the IA Health Link Public Comment Meetings web page for more information.

  • Vision Benefit Guide
    The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has put together a vision benefit summary by plan for the IA Health Link managed care program. Members and providers can quickly view key contact information and requirements for each plan and each coverage group with this easy-to-use chart. View the vision benefit guide here.
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT): Each of the Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) has a transportation vendor. Members may contact the NEMT broker of their assigned MCO at the numbers below to schedule their NEMT services: 
    • Amerigroup Iowa Inc.
    • AmeriHealth Caritas, Iowa Inc.
    • UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.


  • Managed Care Covered Benefits Comparison Grid: The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has developed a comparison document which provides information on basic required benefits for Medicaid, Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, hawk-i and the Iowa Family Planning Network. Access the comparison grid.
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