Outcomes of the IowaCare Program for Year Ending September 30, 2010

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


This report is one in a continuing series of evaluations of the IowaCare program, which is desigend to provide health care to low-income adults in Iowa. This evaluation was conducted at the request of the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) as part of their compliance to receive a waiver from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to operate the IowaCare program.

The evaluation includes a set of outcome mesaures adopted from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), in addition to locally developed utilization rates. These outcomes and rates are compared with results from previous years.

Researchers at The University of Iowa Public Policy Center conducted this study with funding provided by the IDHS and the US Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Information and conclusions presented in this report are the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the views of the IDHS, the CMS, the IowaCare health care providers or the University of Iowa.