Iowa Medicaid is a government program that pays for healthcare for people with limited income and people with disabilities. If you are assigned to a managed care organization (MCO), the state pays the MCO a monthly fee, called a capitation fee. This fee pays for your medical services. 

According to federal law, every state must have an Estate Recovery Program to pay for these services. When you receive medical benefits, including the capitation fees paid to the MCOs, and even if the plan did not pay for any services, the state of Iowa has the right to ask for money back from your estate following your death. The state will never ask for more money back than it was paid. Estate recovery laws were passed by the U.S. Congress and all 50 states.

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