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Iowa wave T-shirts raise money for kids hospital

Iowa wave T-shirts raise money for kids hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 11, 2017

At home games, fans sitting in Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City send a wave of support to patients sitting across the way at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, and now they have t-shirts to match.

CMS OKs Iowa Medicaid waiver that worried hospitals

CMS OKs Iowa Medicaid waiver that worried hospitals

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 30, 2017

The CMS has approved Iowa's plan to cut Medicaid spending by nearly $37 million annually and slow enrollment. The move puts Iowa hospitals' financial stability at risk, according to the state's hospital association.

Iowa withdraws request to establish alternative insurance model

Iowa withdraws request to establish alternative insurance model

By Harris Meyer  |  October 23, 2017

Frustrated by the Trump administration's slow response, Iowa's Republican leaders have withdrawn their ambitious proposal to establish an alternative individual health insurance system to replace the Affordable Care Act's exchange marketplace.

Hospitals balk at Iowa's proposed $37 million Medicaid cut

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 08, 2017

Iowa's plan to cut nearly $37 million annually in Medicaid spending and slow down enrollment puts the financial stability of the state's hospitals at risk, according to the state's hospital association.

Iowa accused of cutting Medicaid funds for disabled beneficiaries

By Erica Teichert  |  June 15, 2017

Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries with serious disabilities allege the state's contracted managed-care organizations have cut their monthly cost allowances for home- and community-based care, even though there has been no change in their care needs.

How to avoid a Medicaid managed-care fiasco

How to avoid a Medicaid managed-care fiasco

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 22, 2017

Challenges in Illinois are a cautionary tale for the rest of the country and highlight how important it is for Medicaid managed-care plans to work effectively with providers.

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