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.
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
Training on working with explosive children
Integrated Services for Co-Occurring Disorders
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.