Provider-Specific Resources

Provider Applications
Provider Enrollment
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has developed a visual aid to help prospective providers better understand the process for enrolling with IME. This only describes the IME enrollment process. Once a provider is enrolled with the IME, they must go through the Managed Care Organization (MCO) credentialing process. Download and print the Provider Enrollment Process Flow Chart
Managed Care Covered Benefits
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has developed a comparison document which provides information on basic required benefits for Medicaid, Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, and Hawki. View the Comparison Grid here.
Prior Authorization (PA) Summary by Plan
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has put together a prior authorization (PA) summary by plan. Quickly view and compare PA requirements for each plan with this easy-to-use chart. Download and print the PA requirements by plan. (May 2019)
Vision Benefit Guide
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has put together a vision benefit summary by plan for the IA Health Link managed care program. Providers can quickly view key contact information and requirements for each plan and each coverage group with this easy-to-use chart. View the vision benefit guide. (September 2021)
Work Process Flow Charts for Various Medicaid Programs
Iowa Medicaid provides health coverage to more than 700,000 Iowans through a variety of different programs. These programs have processes in place to make sure members get the care they need. Some processes are complex, but important to understand. The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has developed visual aids to help members, providers and stakeholders better understand the various processes in place at the IME. 
Translation and Interpretation Services
Medicaid is federally obligated to provide translation services. Translation services are available to IA Health Link members—through their Managed Care Organization (MCO)—and are also available for Iowa Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS) members.
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MCO Provider Resources:

Managed Care Organization (MCO) Contact Information 
MCO Provider Training Presentation Slides 
MCO Provider Resource Pages 
MCO Quick Reference Guide

MCO Provider Manuals 
Amerigroup Iowa, Inc. 
Iowa Total Care