About Iowa Medicaid

The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) is the division of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) that administers the Iowa Medicaid program. On April 1, 2016, the DHS transitioned most Iowa Medicaid members to a managed care program called IA Health Link. Most existing Medicaid members were enrolled in IA Health Link on April 1, 2016, and most new members who become eligible after April 1, 2016, will also be enrolled in IA Health Link. Some Medicaid members will continue to be served through Medicaid Fee-for-Service.

The IA Health Link program is administered by three contracted Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) which provide members with comprehensive health care services, including physical, behavioral and long-term care services and support. The MCOs have a comprehensive network of health care providers that ensures quality care to all Medicaid members. For more information regarding the Iowa Medicaid transition to managed care, please read the IA Health Link Frequently Asked Questions. You will also find more information regarding the managed care transition on the Medicaid Modernization web page.


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Iowa Medicaid Member Services (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1-800-338-8366 (Toll Free) 
515-256-4606 (Des Moines Area)
515-725-1351 (Fax)
For telephone accessibility assistance if you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.
Llame al 1-800-735-2942, a Relay Iowa TTY (teléfono de texto para personas con problemas de audición, del habla y ceguera) si necesita asistencia telefónicamente.