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About Magellan of Iowa

About Magellan of Iowa

Magellan Behavioral Care of Iowa has managed the Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health since 1995. The Iowa Plan serves most Medicaid recipients in the state. It offers a broad range of mental health and substance abuse services. This includes community services and supports.

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) oversees the Iowa Plan for Medicaid-funded services. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) oversees the Iowa Plan for IDPH-funded substance abuse services.

 Community Reinvestment

The Iowa Plan has a fund that it uses to give back to the community. The fund comes from a small percentage of the Medicaid payment that Magellan receives from DHS for the Iowa Plan. This money and claims funds that are not spent at the end of each contract year go directly into these community programs. The programs provide mental health and substance abuse services to Medicaid enrollees.

 Examples of projects funded include:

  • Assertive Community Treatment
  • Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Tele-health and consultation
  • Recovery centers
  • Training on working with explosive children
  • Integrated Services for Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Family Psycho-education
  • Trainings on STEPPSTM/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing training for substance abuse providers
  • NAMI educational programs: Family-to-Family, Visions for Tomorrow, and Peer-to-Peer
  • Peer Support Services
  • Dual Recovery Anonymous        

For more about Magellan of Iowa and the Iowa Plan, please call us at (800) 638-8820 or (515) 223-0306.


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Contact Information

Important member information: Iowa Medicaid Enterprise is now managing behavioral health services for the state of Iowa. For questions regarding your services, please call 1-800-338-7909.

** To file a grievance or appeal for services provided on or before December 31, 2015, please call Magellan Healthcare at 1-800-638-8820.