Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Program

Iowa currently has seven HCBS Waivers in the Waiver Program  that provides service funding and individualized supports to maintain eligible members in their own homes or communities who would otherwise require care in a medical institution.

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Moving On Up With MEPD

Moving On Up With MEPD

Moving On Up With MEPD

Moving On Up With MEPD

Moving On Up With MEPD

Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD)

On April 1, 2016, most Iowa Medicaid programs were joined together into one 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. MEPD members receive coverage from the IA Health Link program.


As of December 31, 2013 the IowaCare program has ended.

To learn if you are eligible to receive health coverage through other Medicaid programs click here.

To complete an application for health coverage or help paying health costs click here

Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

The Iowa Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are Medicaid programs that give you more choices about how and where you receive services. Home- and Community-Based Services are for people with disabilities and older Iowans who need services to allow them to stay in their home and community instead of going to an institution. There are several programs that provide Home- and Community-Based Services.

Chronic Condition Health Home (for Members)

Your health home is not a building or a place of residence. It's an approach to care that provides you with a team of professionals working together to meet all your healthcare needs. This is an opportunity for you to play a big role in your healthcare and achieve healthier results related to chronic medical conditions.