Public Notice: Regarding Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) Alternative Benefit Plan

Public Notice for Public Comment 

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with 42 CFR §447.57(c) and 42 CFR §440.386 that the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) has posted for public comment the following Medicaid State Plan Amendments (SPA) related to the Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) changes that will be effective July 1, 2017. The State will implement an integrated dental program for the majority of Medicaid enrollees aged 19 and over. The redesigned DWP incorporates an innovative incentive structure to improve oral health by encouraging utilization of preventive dental services and compliance with treatment plans. Movement of the majority of adult
enrollees to the DWP will result in a seamless experience for enrollees and dental providers as individuals transition through different eligibility categories.

Public Notice: Regarding DWP Alternative Benefit Plan

Post Date:

June 1, 2017 

End Date:

June 30, 2017


The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and receive public comments for consideration regarding DWP Alternative Benefit Plan.


Public Notice: Regarding DWP Alternative Benefit Plan (SPA IA-17-010)

Written comments may be addressed to:

Sabrina Johnson
Department of Human Services
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
100 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315

Comments may also be sent via electronic mail to

All comments must be received by June 30, 2017, at 5 p.m.