Iowa Medicaid

Iowa Medicaid – Title 19 Medicaid

Iowa Medical Assistance Program

Medicaid in Iowa (Title 19)

Medicaid is a program that pays for covered medical and health care costs of people who qualify. The Medicaid program is funded by federal and state governments and is managed by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

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Physical health services may be provided by traditional coverage or Managed Care. Mental health and substance abuse services are provided under a Managed Care plan for most members. Transportation services are covered through a Managed Care plan. Dental coverage is provided for children through the medical card.

The Iowa Medicaid program provides health insurance for over 180,000 low-income children in Kansas. Medicaidin Iowa is an indispensable health program providing health insurance coverage for part or all of the year to one in three children.

Any county DHS office can answer questions about the programs and services described here. Contact the county DHS office serving the county where you live.

Apply for Iowa Medicaid – Title 19

You can apply online for Medicaid – along with Food Assistance and the Family Investment Program (FIP).

You can also apply by filling out a paper application form. Staff in the county Department of Human Services office determine eligibility for most people. There are a few exceptions:

The district office of the Social Security Administration determines eligibility for people who may be eligible for SSI.

Presumptive Medicaid eligibility determinations for pregnant women and women who need treatment for breast and cervical cancer are made by certain providers who are authorized by the Department.

Note: Anyone who gets or applies for Medicaid needs to show proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. In most cases, if you were born in the United States you are a U.S. citizen.


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