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Investigative Reporter — Des Moines Register

Investigative reporter at The Des Moines Register

Judge recommends throwing out 1 of 4 Medicaid contracts

desmoinesregister.com — An administrative law judge has recommended that Iowa throw out one of the four contracts awarded to for-profit companies that are in line to manage Iowa's Medicaid program. The ruling calls for the state to reverse the contract awarded to WellCare, a company that has faced millions of dollars in fines for fraud or mismanagement in other states and last year saw three former executives sentenced to prison for fraud convictions.
Nov 25, 2015

RT @DMRegister: A judge has recommended that Iowa throw out one of the contracts set to manage Iowa’s Medicaid program dmreg.co/1PaCuMw

Nov 25, 2015

RT @DMRegister: A judge has recommended that Iowa throw out one of the contracts set to manage Iowa’s Medicaid program dmreg.co/1PaCuMw

Doctors signal more warnings about Iowa’s Medicaid plan

Another Medicaid math puzzler: Who has the contracts?

desmoinesregister.com — The Iowa Hospital Association on Monday questioned whether Iowa has reached agreements with heath care providers on more than 12,000 contracts to provide Medicaid services through for-profit management companies. Federal officials will not allow Iowa to move forward with Gov. Terry Branstad's privatization plan on Jan.

Iowa's Medicaid providers plead: Delay switch

desmoinesregister.com — Dozens of Iowa's health care providers voiced warnings to federal officials in meetings last week about Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to privatize Medicaid management, one calling it an upcoming "catastrophe of monumental proportions."

Democrats take Medicaid opposition to Washington

desmoinesregister.com — Three Democratic senators will ask federal officials Wednesday to reject or delay Gov. Terry Branstad's controversial effort to privatize management of Iowa's $4.2 billion annual Medicaid program. RELATED: Stories about the Medicaid controversy "Governor Branstad's almost complete lack of transparency has left major questions from both providers and members unanswered," said Sen.

Sanders: Clinton Wall Street plan 'not good enough'

desmoinesregister.com — A fiery segment from Saturday's Democratic presidential debate centered on Hillary Clinton's acceptance of campaign contributions from Wall Street donors while simultaneously advocating regulating the financial industry. Clinton noted that two billionaire hedge-fund managers have started a super PAC and are running ads against her in Iowa. The former U.S.

Thursday’s Medicaid ‘listening session’ postponed

desmoinesregister.com — Massive disruptions Tuesday to a public conference call about Iowa's plan to privatize its Medicaid program has caused the federal government to postpone another one that was scheduled for Thursday. The two-hour calls are designed to give Iowans a chance to voice concerns about the program's planned privatization to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, better known as CMS. The CMS must grant approval to Iowa before Gov.

Medicaid bids include misleading or unverifiable data

desmoinesregister.com — Some of the claims made by the for-profit corporations chosen to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion annual Medicaid program contain unverifiable data, misleading statements or half-truths, a Des Moines Register investigation has found. The questionable information was provided to Iowa officials in public bid documents used to help the companies edge out competitors to win the lucrative contracts.
Nov 08, 2015

"A fair and thoughtful process"? Medicaid bids include misleading or unverifiable data #ialegis #medicaid desmoinesregister.com/story/news/inv…

Nov 08, 2015

RT @jeffreykummer: Register Investigation: A closer look at Medicaid bids reveals misleading or unverifiable data submitted by winners. dmreg.co/1iKq0g2

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Healthcare providers to Iowa: Go slow on Medicaid plan

desmoinesregister.com — The unified message from multiple healthcare providers to Iowa leaders Tuesday was simple: Slow down or suspend the implementation of a plan to privatize management of the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program. They cited mass confusion among the state's 560,000 elderly or poor populations, vast uncertainties about payment to doctors, unanswered questions about organizational structures and the state's failure to provide adequate responses to complex questions.
Nov 04, 2015

Iowa Medicaid leaders won't say how many providers have signed managed-care contracts. No big hospitals have signed. dmreg.co/1MwAK9k

Nov 04, 2015

"We're talking about people here." #Ialegis Health care providers to Iowa: Go slow on Medicaid plan dmreg.co/1MwAK9k via @DMRegister

Will Iowa Medicaid ‘oversight’ panel consider past problems?

desmoinesregister.com — Legislators will meet Tuesday to launch a watchdog effort behind Iowa's plan to privatize Medicaid, but it is uncertain whether some of the biggest controversies that have surrounded the effort will be the subject of the group's review. The reason: The group was set up to focus on the plan's possible Jan.
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Nov 25, 2015

RT @desmoinesdem: Rants communicated on behalf of WellCare w/an #IAGov Branstad staffer during "blackout period": desmoinesregister.com/story/news/inv… via @JasonClayworth

Nov 25, 2015

RT @DMRegister: A judge has recommended that Iowa throw out one of the contracts set to manage Iowa’s Medicaid program dmreg.co/1PaCuMw

Nov 23, 2015

RT @DMRegister: Providers voice concerns about Iowa's #Medicaid privatization plan, say it should be delayed dmreg.co/1PViR9K via @JasonClayworth

Nov 22, 2015

"The entire concept is contrary to the investments" Iowa has already made in #Medicaid desmoinesregister.com/story/news/inv… @iowahospital @ialegis

Nov 21, 2015

The real cost of #Iowa Medicaid privatization? (Hint: upwards of $165 million+/yr) Medicaid providers: Delay switch desmoinesregister.com/story/news/inv…

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