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All four major hospital systems in Iowa have signed up for Medicaid Modernization, governor says


This news story was published on December 15, 2015.
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Mercy Health Network has joined three major hospital systems in the state’s Medicaid Modernization plan. Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization plan will improve quality, access, and health care outcomes and create a more predictable and sustainable Medicaid program that begins Jan. 1, 2016.

Mercy Health Network, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, UnityPoint Health and Genesis Health System represent over 3,500 Medicaid doctors, 73 rural health clinics and 47 general hospitals across the state.

Today’s announcement brings the total number of provider contracts signed with MCOs to more than 62,000. This shows tremendous progress since November’s announcement that over 12,000 provider contracts had been signed.

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