Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barrier to work in Iowa. Mary Janssen, Regional Director for CCR&R of NE Iowa, has been named to this task force.
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.
I have been following The Courier's COVID-19 coverage and want to share the story of invisible but essential workers who are providing care and support for our neighbors with disabilities during this crisis.
Dan Levi, EPI board member and owner of Levi Architecture, was recently invited to speak in Washington, D.C. about the Black Hawk Country Child Care Coalition.
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.
While voting at the polls can present challenges to some people we serve, it is our duty to make sure they can still do so.
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.
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.
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.
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