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.

FTC sides with Iowa physician assistants in supervision dispute

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 22, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission says Iowa should continue allowing physicians to determine how they will supervise assistants based on their individual practice and the physician assistant's experience. The state medical board wants stricter requirements


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