About Iowa Medicaid
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) is the division of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) that administers the Medicaid program. This website will inform you about the IME, Providers Services and Members Services. Providers are the dedicated health care providers that serve the health care needs of members of Iowa’s Medicaid program. The Provider web pages serve as the gateway for providers to access important tools, resources and announcements. Members are the individuals who receive Medicaid to help pay for their medical and health care costs. The Member web pages serve as the gateway for members to gain access to important information such as how to apply and find a provider.
|News and Announcements
DHS Announces Winning Bidders for Medicaid Modernization Initiative: The Iowa Department of Human Services has issued a Notice of Intent to Award contracts to four bidders for Governor Branstad's Medicaid Modernization initiative. The bidders announced Monday, August 17, 2015, include: Amerigroup Iowa, Inc., AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Plan of River Valley, Inc., and WellCare of Iowa, Inc. Access the RFP on the BidOppportunities webite. Learn more about the announcement by accessing the press release .
Medicaid Modernization: The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Governor Branstad's Medicaid Modernization on February 16, 2015. This initiative aims to improve the coordination and quality of care while providing predictability and sustainability for taxpayers in Medicaid spending. The RFP, titled the Iowa High Quality Health Care Initiative, asks for bids from potential vendors as the state moves toward a risk-based managed care approach for Iowa’s Medicaid program. Learn more by accessing the dedicated web page .
Healthy Behaviors Program: The Healthy Behaviors Program helps members get involved in their health care, and helps waive monthly contributions in their second year of enrollment. Learn more by accessing the provider toolkit or the recent member mailings .
- Questions on Medicaid and Applying for Health Care Coverage: If you’re looking for information about health care coverage options and how to apply for Medicaid, call the Department of Human Services Contact Center toll-free at 1-855-889-7985, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Iowa Health and Wellness Plan: Find the latest information on the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan here.
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