Waiver Programs in Iowa

Iowa currently has seven HCBS Waivers in the Waiver Program that provides service funding and individualized supports to maintain eligible members in their own homes or communities who would otherwise require care in a medical institution. Each waiver information packet is available in both English and Spanish.

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IA Health Link Member Resources

Most Iowa Medicaid members are enrolled in the IA Health Link managed care program. This program gives you health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO) that you get to choose. View the member resources page to access general managed care resources, search for a provider in your MCO's network, and much more.

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Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are available to help individuals stay in their home and community. The Iowa Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers are Medicaid programs where the federal government has set aside or "waived" rules. This gives individuals more choices about how and where they receive services. It is for people with disabilities and older Iowans who need services.

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COVID-19 Provider FAQs: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

COVID-19 Provider Frequently Asked Questions on Home and Community Based Services.

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DHS Services Portal: Online Waiver Application

This site is the starting point for the DHS Self-Service Portal. You can use this site to see if you may be eligible for benefits by submitting an application. You can also access a printable application, learn about additional benefits that may be available to you, or get information about your existing benefits.

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