As a society we need to be critically invested in making sure organizations like EPI stay healthy for the people they support. We must continue to share their stories and tell our lawmakers they can no longer overlook people with disabilities and the critical services they rely upon.
We at EPI are very excited for this new opportunity for Maghan and believe she is a perfect fit to represent Iowa on this Board.
Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) to explore developing partnership with long-term collaborator, One Vision, head quartered in Clear Lake.
As a field we are in the midst of massive and continuous change, each item challenging individually but truly overwhelming when taken as a whole. It is important to note that not all of these are bad, in fact some of them are both welcome and exciting, but they still represent significant challenges that make our professional lives stressful.
Share your experience with Medicaid Privatization by attending the Cedar Falls Medicaid Listening Post and by taking the online survey.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved - with a delay - the IA Health Link managed care program. Coverage will begin for all members transitioning to the IA Health Link on April 1, 2016.
IA Health Link has submitted a new timeline as follows:
As you may have heard, federal administrators (staff of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ordered Iowa to wait at least 60 days before implementation of managed care.
If you haven't already, you should be seeing your IA Health Link enrollment packet very soon. The new IA Health Link program begins January 1, 2016, and will give current Iowa Medicaid members access to coverage through a managed care organization, or MCO.
Iowa Medicaid will be hosting webinars branded as "tele-townhall meetings" to provide information about the transition and allow the opportunity to ask questions to DHS staff.
As we've previously communicated, most Iowa Medicaid programs will be joined together in a single managed care program called IA Health Link as of January 1, 2016. The new IA Health Link program will give current Iowa Medicaid members access to high quality care coverage through a managed care organization, or MCO. A MCO is a health insurance company that is designed to make sure you receive complete health care that's right for you.
The Iowa Department of Human Services has announced dates for public meetings regarding Medicaid Modernization.
Last February, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) released a Request for Proposals for Governor Branstad's Medicaid Modernization. This plan aims to improve quality and access, achieve greater accountability of outcomes, and create more predictable Medicaid budgets.
We know you and your family have a vested interest in Medicaid – we do too. And, we know for you it's not just about dollars and cents lining up on a page – it's critical to someone you love. While Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) does not have influence over these Medicaid Modernization initiative decisions, we do want to be a resource for you. We will share what we can as we learn alongside of you.
In Iowa alone, Medicaid covers 546,000 people which is 18 percent of the population.
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