Iowa’s Medicaid Director’s Belief In Managed Care Undaunted By Cost Increase

Payments have increased to the two Iowa managed care companies being paid to run the program this year. However, Iowa’s Medicaid Director notes that this should not be referred to as a raise, but as necessary due to rising costs the companies face as well as reflecting the increased payments legislator’s have determined for nursing homes and rural hospitals.

The Medicaid Director believes that taxpayers are actually saving money with the program being run by private companies rather than the state.

For more on this, see the @DMRegister article below.