Medicaid Managed Care RFP - IDPH Resources


The information available here is intended for RFP bidders and interested stakeholders. Certain resources can also be found in the RFP Bidders Library.


The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Governor Branstad's Medicaid Modernization. The Iowa High Quality Healthcare Initiative aims to improve the coordination and quality of care while providing predictability and sustainability in Medicaid spending. DHS proposes to enroll Medicaid, Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) and Iowa Health and Wellness Plan enrollees in managed care organizations (MCOs). DHS will contract with MCOs to provide comprehensive health care services including physical health, behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorders), and long-term services and supports (LTSS). This initiative creates a single system of care to promote delivery of efficient, coordinated and high quality health care and establish accountability in health care coordination. Go to Access the fact sheet here and Medicaid Modernization web page for more DHS information.


IDPH is a critical partner of DHS. As Iowa's designated substance use disorder authority, IDPH is responsible for setting substance use disorder policy for the State. IDPH has included specific funding for substance use disorder treatment in the RFP. IDPH is also leading implementation of Iowa's Health Information Exchange - the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN). In addition, IDPH supports a broad array of health-related services for Iowans through a varied network of local, community-based "safety-net" provider contractors. Click on the links below for more information on IDPH services and contractors.

IDPH Resources

HIV, STD, and Hepatitis  PDF

Iowa Health Information Network

Local Public Health Services

Maternal Health, Child Health and Family Planning Business Plan  PDF

Substance Use Disorder Services  PDF

Tobacco Control   PDF