Iowa prepares to launch Medicaid Modernization plan
“Managed care means more doctors than ever before serving Medicaid patients,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said. “Old Medicaid had roughly 7,500 doctors in its network for patients. The three-partner managed care plans have signed contracts with more than 8,600, 12,200 and 14,600 doctors, respectively.”
Iowa's Medication Modernization plan is set to launch on March 1. It was designed to give the state's Medicaid beneficiaries increased access to medical care and make the Medicaid program in Iowa more sustainable.
“Managed care means better access for patients to doctors,” Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “Iowa’s Medicaid patients and providers will have greater access to a robust provider network. Our Medicaid Modernization program will provide the right care -- in the right setting and at the right time.”
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