Medicaid is introducing a third managed care organization (MCO) as an option for managing Medicaid benefits, joining Amerigroup and Iowa Total Care. This new option is called Molina Healthcare of Iowa.
Some current Amerigroup and Iowa Total Care members received a letter recently, stating they would automatically be transferred to this new MCO, unless they send back the enclosed form requesting to remain on their current MCO. The deadline to return this form is May 18, or the transfer will automatically happen and become effective July 1.
Anyone who does get automatically transferred to the Mulina Healthcare of Iowa plan will have until Sept. 1 to switch back to their previous plan of Amerigroup or Iowa Total Care.
For more information, call Iowa Medicaid Member Services at 1-800-338-8366.