New MCO Enters Iowa Market
Total Care will begin serving the Iowa Medicaid population effective July 1,
2019. Iowa’s newest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) is a subsidiary of
Centene, and brings more than 30 years of Medicaid benefits administration to
the Iowa market.
State recently finalized its contract with Iowa Total Care (ITC), which means it will
now begin development of its provider network. Iowa Total Care is motivated to
begin the contracting process as soon as possible to ensure efficiency and avoid
the issues that plagued the expedited implementation of previous Medicaid MCOs.
Expect to hear from a member of ITC’s network management team shortly, if you
interested in learning more about Iowa Total Care or beginning the contracting
process are encouraged to visit the ITC website. You may also
contact its network management team directly at (855) 688-6589 or via
email. For additional assistance with any Medicaid managed care
issue, please contact
Dennis Tibben with the IMS Center for Physician Advocacy.