Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Summary

January 31, 2014: The Iowa Department of Human Services announces the public comment period related to the update on the differences between the 1115 Waivers sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in August 2013 and what was approved in December 2013. The public comment period closes on March 8, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Written comments may be addressed to Maggie Reilly, Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, 100 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315. Comments may also be sent to the attention of: DHS, Iowa Health and Wellness Plan atDHSIMEHealthandWellnesPlan@dhs.state.ia.us. Please see the notice below for additional details.

January 3, 2014: Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds announced that Iowa has received final documents from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the approval of the Iowa Wellness Plan and Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan waivers. The waivers were finalized on December 30, 2013. Coverage began on January 1, 2014.

August 23, 2013: The final Iowa Wellness Plan and Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan 1115 Demonstration Waiver applications are now available for review. The waiver applications were submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 20, 2013. The applications are also available at Medicaid.gov.

July 15, 2013: The draft Iowa Wellness Plan and Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan 1115 Waiver applications were released for public review and comment on July 15, 2013. All comments were due by August 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

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