From the Desk of the Administrator

Jim Harkness



I hope everyone is having an enjoyable winter.  Think Spring!

The Iowa Department of Human Services has recently introduced a new Managed Care Organization (MCO).  Iowa Total Care is the newest MCO to partner with Iowa’s Department of Human Services to provide services to state residents who qualify for the Medicaid program.  As most are aware, Iowa offers two other MCO partners in Amerigroup and United Healthcare.  The state of Iowa privatized the Medicaid Program on April 1, 2016.  Those of our residents who are currently enrolled in the Medicaid program may receive notification of this addition.  Please keep in mind you do not have to switch to them especially if you are satisfied with the services you are currently receiving.

Have a great February everyone.