Capitol Correspondence - 09.17.17

Rumored: Iowa withdrawing IDD from Managed Care?

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“Iowa might resume direct oversight of care for people with serious disabilities instead of having private Medicaid-management companies continue doing it, the state’s human-services director said Wednesday.

Many of the most serious complaints about Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system have come from disabled Iowans and their families. Numerous families have reported having their services cut and their hassles multiplied by the management companies.” Read the full article here.

It is important to note that ANCOR’s Iowa members have shared there has been no confirmation yet about this development from official channels.