Dems: Feds invite Iowans to join conference calls on fate of Iowa Medicaid Privatization

November 3, 2015
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal Medicaid partner with the state of Iowa.  Iowa’s Democratic State Senators have asked CMS to stop, change or delay the Branstad Administration’s rush to privatize Medicaid.

CMS is inviting Iowa health care providers and consumers to participate in conference calls express their concerns. The dates and call-in information are below.

Iowa Medicaid Privatization Initiative – CMS Listening Sessions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a series of Listening Sessions regarding Iowa’s High Quality Health Care Initiative. The initiative proposes to move Iowa’s delivery of most Medicaid services to a managed care delivery system effective January 1, 2016.

The listening sessions will provide interested parties an opportunity to share feedback with CMS and Iowa regarding the State’s proposed move to a comprehensive Managed Care Delivery system. There will be four listening sessions targeted to four specific audiences:

Consumers and Advocates

November 10th 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CST
1-877-267-1577
PIN: 998 150 154

Non-institutional MLTSS Providers

November 12th 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
1-877-267-1577
PIN: 996 551 882

Institutional MLTSS Providers

November 13th 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
1-877-267-1577
PIN: 994 414 009

Other Providers

November 16th 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
1-877-267-1577
PIN: 992 112 202

Interested parties are encouraged to dial in and participate. If you are aware of any individuals or organizations that may benefit from attending a session, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.

Although these listening sessions are meant for consumers and providers, they are open to the general public. Members of the media should contact CMS directly at press@cms.hhs.gov.

Iowa Senate Democratic Home Page for Medicaid Privatization Info: http://bit.ly/Medicaid_Home_Page

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