3 major Iowa health systems sign Medicaid contracts

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa, and Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, have agreed to Medicaid managed care contracts, according to office of Gov. Terry Branstad.

The contracts are part of Iowa's Medicaid Modernization plan and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016. The three systems, among the state's largest, include more than 3,300 Medicaid providers across 28 specialties.

"I'm very pleased with today's announcement that three major hospital systems have signed contracts to serve Iowa Medicaid patients and partner with Medicaid plans," Gov. Branstad said in a statement. "These hospitals have signaled they are ready to provide quality care to Medicaid patients all over Iowa on Jan. 1, 2016. We appreciate the commitment these hospitals are showing to Medicaid patients and their willingness to put politics aside and put sound policy and patients first."


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