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AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa to Share Important Health Plan Information with Providers at Informational Sessions on Medicaid Managed Care

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DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, a Medicaid managed care health plan that will serve Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries as part of the state's new IA Health Link program beginning January 2016, is helping Iowa's health care providers learn more about Medicaid managed care and the benefits available to them. Provider informational sessions will be held throughout the month of December in anticipation of the January 1, 2016 launch of IA Health Link.

"Our providers are our partners, and they are a critical component to our ability to improve the overall health and wellness of individuals, families and communities," said Cheryl Harding, market president for AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa. "We want to make sure the providers who partner with us have the information and tools they need to thrive under the IA Health Link program. These provider informational sessions will help accomplish that goal."

The sessions will be held in the following cities:

  • Council Bluffs: Wednesday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 15.*
  • Coralville: Thursday, December 3.
  • Cedar Rapids: Friday, December 4 and Thursday, December 17.*
  • Davenport: Wednesday, December 9 and Friday, December 11.*
  • Waterloo: Thursday, December 10.
  • Altoona: Monday, December 14.*
  • West Des Moines: Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17.

*Denotes provider information sessions featuring a joint presentation from all of the managed care organizations on December 11, 14, 15 and 17 (Cedar Rapids only).

To find out more information, or to register for a session, please call 1-855-287-7855 or email iowaprovidernetwork@amerihealthcaritas.com. Registration is required in advance due to limited space.

The new IA Health Link program will serve the majority of Iowa's Medicaid population, about 600,000 Iowans, through select managed care plans. For more information about the IA Health Link program, visit: http://dhs.iowa.gov/.

About AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa

AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is one of four Medicaid managed care plans that will participate in IA Health Link beginning in January 2016. AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa will help Iowans get proper care and stay well, working with communities to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasia.com.

About AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 16 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 6.9 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.

AmeriHealth Caritas
Joshua Brett
Tel: 1-215-863-5458
jbrett@amerihealthcaritas.com


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