Medicaid MCO Transition Assistance

July 1 marked the scheduled transition of Medicaid administrators within the managed care system with UnitedHealthcare (UHC) ending active benefit administration and Iowa Total Care (ITC) beginning active patient operations.

The Department of Human Services has issued Informational Letter 2023-MC-FFS, which outlines several of the transitional details to help practices close out UHC claims, initiate participation in the ITC provider network, and support patient transitions.

If your practice needs assistance with any issues during this time, please contact Dennis Tibben, Director of External Affairs with the IMS Center for Physician Advocacy.

Recent News

Policy Forum 19-2 Held in Iowa City

The Policy Forum is the culmination of a six week virtual and in-person policy review process, where final actions on five Policy Request Statements submitted for consideration have been posted to the IMS website.

University White Coat Ceremonies & Student/Resident Socials

DMU OSM1 and UI M1 students receive whitecoats and attend student resident socials with IMS.

BPC, UnityPoint Host Rural Workforce Discussion

On August 13, the IMS attended a multidisciplinary discussion on rural workforce shortages, hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and UnityPoint.

Atlantic Iowa Burnout Programming Recap

A recap of the August 13 Burnout Resiliency Programming in Atlantic, Iowa, and more information on IMS events.

Proposed 2020 Medicare Fee Schedule Rule Released

CMS recently released the calendar year 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule including a number of proposed changes to Medicare payment policy, rates, and quality program metrics.

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