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Watch live meeting today 3 PM on Medicaid privatization

This news story was published on March 30, 2016.
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Iowa capitol

DES MOINES – Today (Wednesday, March 30), watch the Iowa Senate Human Resources Committee meeting with a question and answer on the state’s Medicaid privatization.

Livestream, beginning at 3 PM:

Medicaid privatization starts April 1.  How will Branstad Administration make sure the MCOs keep their promises?


  • Mikki Stier, Medicaid Director
  • Jean Slaybaugh, DHS Chief Financial Officer
  • Liz Matney, Medicaid Managed Care Bureau Chief

Topics will include:

  • Tracking denial rates
  • Monitor possible use of prior authorization to deny care that risks increased costs later
  • Making sure concerns and ideas of Iowa Medicaid families and providers are heard



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One Response to Watch live meeting today 3 PM on Medicaid privatization

  1. Mrs. S Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2016 at 10:37 am

    This is a disaster. Punishing the poor & children. Sickening.