Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Evaluation Interim Report

Momany, E.T.; Shane, D.M.; Ghattas, A.; Damiano, P.C.; Bentler, S.E.; Nguyen-Hoang, P.; Wachsmuth, J.
12/2016

Abstract

On January 1, 2014 Iowa implemented the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP), which expanded health coverage for low income Iowa adults age 19-64, not previously eligible for Medicaid. This report presents some mid-term results of an independent evaluation of the IHAWP program conducted by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (UI PPC), in coordination with the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These results focus on population characteristics and member churn, outcomes and cost analyses, using Medicaid administrative enrollment and claims data.

Citation

Momany ET, Shane DM, Ghattas A, et al. Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Evaluation Interim Report . Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Public Policy Center; 2016.