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IHA Medicaid Managed Care Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

TAG Charge
The TAG has been organized to identify issues and concerns related to hospitals concerning the ongoing transition in the Medicaid program.  Members of the TAG will convene once per quarter to discuss ongoing technical issues leading to increased cost (administrative burden); inaccurate reimbursement; delays in the delivery of health care or decreased access to Medicaid services.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

February 12

May 23

August 15

November 7

MCO/IME TAG Representatives

Amerigroup Iowa, Inc. John Hedgecoth


UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.

Amy Lapaczonek  952-406-3471

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

Becky Blum



Medical Assistance Advisory Council (MAAC) 
The purpose of the Medical Assistance Advisory Council is to "Advise the Director about health and medical care services under the medical assistance program." The Council is mandated by federal law and further established in Iowa Code.

Medicaid Managed Care Performance Reports

Contact Dan Royer at IHA with questions or for more information. 

Anti-Trust Statement
It is the intention of the TAG to refrain from conduct which is, or could be viewed as, anti-competitive. Such conduct would include agreements to fix prices or discussions about prices or costs; inappropriate collective fee negotiations or exchange of price or cost information; group boycotts or threats to boycott; collective refusals to deal; agreements to limit outputs; agreements to divide the market or allocate customers among competitors; and unfair trade practices. Participants in the TAG meetings shall refrain from discussions relating to any of these prohibited activities during said meetings or privately.