Health Policy

Outcomes of Care for Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees, State Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004 - Final Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services

Momany, E.T.; Damiano, P.C.; Carter, K.D.


This report presents the results of the outcomes analysis portion of an evaluation of the Iowa Medicaid managed care programs for SFY 2003 and SFY 2004. Outcome measures within this report include well-child visits in the first 15 months of life, well-child visits in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth year of life, annual dental visits, children's and adolescents' access to primary care practitioners, use of appropriate medications forpeople with asthma, adults' access to preventive/ambulatory health services, prenatal and postpartum care, and comprehensive diabetes care. These measures are compared across managed care plans and the MediPASS program. Data analysis and production of this report were completed by researchers at The University of Iowa Public Policy Center. This report is a product of University research and does not necessarily represent the views of the Iowa Department of Human Services or The University of Iowa. This project was not sponsored or conducted by the individual health plans providing services to Medicaid enrollees.