Providers wanting to enroll as an Iowa Medicaid provider must submit an enrollment application to Iowa Medicaid Provider Enrollment Unit. No payment will be made to a provider for services prior to the effective date of the department's approval of an application. The enrollment application is used to screen and verify that provider has met federal regulations and state requirements prior to enrollment.

Iowa Medicaid has developed a Provider Enrollment Process Chart to help prospective providers better understand the process for enrolling with Iowa Medicaid. Once a provider is enrolled with Iowa Medicaid, they must go through the Managed Care Organization (MCO) credentialing process. 

Provider Application Fees

Iowa Medicaid will require an application fee for newly enrolling and re-enrolling institutional providers effective August 1, 2016. Code of Federal Regulations section 455.460 requires institutional providers to pay the application fee with initial applications for new enrollment, applications for a new practice location and any re-enrollment.

For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Provider Enrollment at 1-800-338-7909 (option 2) or in Des Moines 515-256-4609 (option 2) or by email at

Provider Enrollment Documents


For any questions, please contact Iowa Medicaid Provider Services: