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DHS Announces Dates for Upcoming Federal Waiver Public Meetings

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The Iowa Department of Human Services is announcing the dates for four public meetings regarding the Iowa High Quality Health Care Initiative (Medicaid Modernization). The public hearing meetings will be in regards to the waivers that will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Iowa High Quality Health Care Initiative, as part of the State's Medicaid managed care program. Through this initiative, the State will contract with private health care services for the majority of current populations and services in the Iowa Medicaid program. 

DHS anticipates that the waiver documents will be available for the public review the week of July 20. Please watch for future email updates and visit the Medicaid Modernization web page on the DHS website to view the doucments: http://dhs.iowa.gov/ime/about/initiatives/MedicaidModernization 

Please save the dates of the public meetings below:

Davenport/Bettendorf: Monday, July 27, 2015 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Scott Community College Room 1501 500 Belmont Rd. Bettendorf, IA 52722 Telephonic meeting unavailable at this location

Des Moines: Friday, July 31, 2015 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wallace Building Auditorium 502 E. 9th St. Des Moines, IA 50319 Telephonic meeting unavailable at this location

Cedar Rapids: Monday, August 3, 2015 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kirkwood Hotel Ballroom A 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Dial In: 866-685-1580 Conference Code: 515-725-1031#

Sioux City: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Western Iowa Tech Community College Cargill Auditorium, Room D 103 Dial In: 866-685-1580 Conference Code: 515-725-1031#